Indiana trooper stops motorcyclist traveling 135 mph in Gary

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GARY, Ind. — Indiana State Police say they’ve arrested a teenage motorcyclist for traveling 135 mph in Lake County and passing cars on the shoulder and splitting lanes.

They say they arrested 19-year-old Zachary Babich of Crown Point for reckless driving Wednesday morning on Interstates 80/94 in Gary.

First Sgt. Terrence Weems first observed Babich approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed and eventually clocked him at 135 mph. Weems followed Babich for just under a mile at 125 mph before pulling over the teen.

When asked why he was going so fast, Babich told Weems he was headed to work for training. Babich was taken into custody at Lake County Jail.