New York State Police have arrested an Albany-area man after Troopers clocked him traveling 166 miles per hour on his motorcycle on the Thruway.
Police say 25-year-old Nikkolaus McCarthy was first spotted by a Trooper as he was headed south on the Thruway in the village of Ravena just before 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The Trooper clocked the motorcycle at 166 miles per hour and attempted to stop it as it slowed for traffic. The Trooper was able to get a description of the driver, along with the license plate number of the Suzuki motorcycle before it took off again at a high rate of speed. The Trooper stopped the pursuit because of the speed.
Police gave out the description of the motorcycle over the air and other Troopers clocked its speed at other locations at 150 and 170 miles per hour. Maintenance workers also gave updates of McCarthy’s location. Troopers were able to locate and stop the motorcycle when it slowed in traffic in the Town of New Paltz, about 50 miles and 20 minutes later.
After being pulled over, McCarthy told Troopers he was low on gasoline and after being advised of his speed he told Troopers… “his motorcycle could easily go over 190 miles per hour.”
McCarthy was arrested and charged with fleeing police, reckless driving, speeding and operating out of class, because he did not have a motorcycle license. He was arraigned and taken to the Albany County Correctional Facility where he is being held on $20,000 bail.