Officers with the Lafayette Police Department were involved in a high speed motorcycle chase Saturday, after one officer clocked a motorcyclist traveling 95 miles per hour in a 55 mph speed zone.
Deputy Kimball Hall with the Macon County Sheriff's Department was patrolling the west side of the county when he clocked a cyclist. As the vehicle came into Lafayette, Officer Josh McClard of the LPD saw the cyclist fleeing from Hall and attempted to perform a traffic stop.
The driver would not stop, and McClard pursued the motorcycle. He observed him driving recklessly as he went through a four-way stop without stopping, then proceeded onto the square and traveled into oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed. McClard then lost sight of the motorcycle.
The vehicle was found later and appeared to have been wrecked. The driver was discovered sometime later. The driver, William Auston West, was found to have had a revoked drivers license, as well as a live warrant in Sumner County for evading arrest, reckless driving and driving on revoked licence in July of 2014.
William Auston West, 32, of 218 Dolphus Dr, Hendersonville, was arrested on 8/10 by J. McClard and charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and driving on revoked/suspended license. Court date 9/7. $11,000 bond.