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Motorcycle speeder booked for drug


STEPTOE – A man was booked into Whitman County Jail Saturday night after hitting speeds of 150 miles per hour and allegedly admitting to drug use.

Saturday night at approximately 7:30 p.m., Deputy Tim Cox of the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office observed a motorcycle traveling southbound on SR 195 near mile post 52 at speeds approaching 100 mph. Deputy Cox turned on the motorcyclist and activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the speeding biker.

Deputy Cox continued to pursue the motorcyclist southbound at speeds in excess of 100 mph while the motorcycle continued to pull fur...

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