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Police: Motorcycle hit 170 mph on N.Y. state thruway

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Nikkolaus V. McCarthy, 25, of Charlton, N.Y. Nikkolaus V. McCarthy, 25, of Charlton, N.Y.

State troopers arrested a boastful motorcycle driver for going more than 150 mph on the New York State Thruway for at least 50 miles, authorities said.

A trooper first spotted the motorcycle heading south through Ravena, in Albany County, going 166 mph, police said. The trooper got a license plate of the Suzuki motorcycle and a description of the driver, but broke off pursuit because of the speed.

The trooper radioed out the information, and other troopers and Thruway workers tracked the motorcycle's location for about 20 minutes until police were able to stop it in New Paltz, about 50 miles from where troopers first spotted it.

During that time, police had clocked the bike going between 150 and 170 mph.

The driver, Nikkolaus V. McCarthy, 25, of Charlton, N.Y., pulled over because he was low on gas, police said.

When troopers told McCarthy how fast he'd been going, he told them his Suzuki could easily top 190 mph, police said.

Police arrested McCarthy with third-degree fleeing police, reckless driving, speeding, and operating out of class, because he did not have a motorcycle license, authorities said.

McCarthy was arraigned in the Village of Ravena Court and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail.

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