Pekin man arrested for driving 140 mph on his motorcycle

By WEEK Producer

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. – A Pekin man gave police a unique excuse Tuesday after he was caught driving 140 mph on his motorcycle.

Adam Lester, 26, told a Pekin Police officer he was speeding because he had to go to the bathroom.

Lester and his 16-year-old passenger were speeding down Route 9, crossing the bridge into the city, when an officer clocked them at 140 mph in a 55 mph zone.

When the officer attempted to pull them over, Lester fled, running a red light before abandoning the bike in a parking lot.

Officers found Lester and the girl in a nearby alley.

Lester was arrested and taken to the Tazewell County Jail, where he posted $200.

Lester faces charges of reckless driving, fleeing police, disobeying a traffic control device and speeding.

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