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New Hampshire

April 10, 2014

N.H. State Police clock bike at 145 mph

A motorcycle was clocked traveling 145 mph on Route 101 in Candia yesterday morning, according to New Hampshire State Police.

Jakob Bastian, 24, of Dunbarton was traveling east at 92 mph in a 65-mph zone when a state police aircraft first spotted him just before 8:30 a.m., police said.

Troopers with the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit tried to stop Bastian when he was eastbound on Route 102, but he used an emergency crossover and headed west, police said.

A trooper in the aircraft could see Bastion and clocked him traveling 145 mph as he passed other vehicles, police said. Troopers did not pursue him, but the aircraft was able to follow him.

Bastian got off at Exit 3, traveled through Candia on Route 43 and eventually onto Route 107 in Deerfield.

Bastion pulled into a driveway off Route 107, police said, and tried to hide from police.

Trooper First Class Charles George, in the aircraft, was able to direct troopers on the ground to Bastian’s location. He was arrested without incident.

He was released on $2,500 bail and has a court appearance May 14 in 10th Circuit Court in Candia.

He will be arraigned on a felony charge of reckless conduct and a charge of disobeying a police officer.

State police regularly use aircraft to monitor drivers traveling at excessive speed and other aggressive behavior.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Trooper Kaila Buffis at Troop A, 223-8490.

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