Wednesday morning, First Sergeant Terrance Weems was working on I-80/94 at the 6 mile marker (Burr St), traveling eastbound in the far left lane when he observed a motorcycle approaching him from behind at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist was passing vehicles by “splitting lanes” and was also in and out of traffic. F/Sgt. Weems increased his speed in his to 130 m.p.h. with his lights and siren activated as the motorcycle continued to travel east. F/Sgt. Weems was able to obtain a radar speed of the motorcycle at 135 m.p.h. He also paced the motorcycle at 125 m.p.h. for just under a mile as he attempted to stop the motorcycle. Upon seeing the trooper behind him, the cyclist yielded and stopped his motorcycle on the right shoulder just west of I-65. The driver, identified as 19 year old Zachary M. Babich, of Crown Point, IN was detained. When asked why he was going so fast, he stated that he was headed to work for training. Babich was incarcerated at the Lake County Jail where he was charged with Reckless Driving. The motorcycle was impounded.
June 7th, 2018|Local News|