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.