Instead of being at his job for training, a 19-year-old Crown Point man wound up at the Lake County Jail on Wednesday morning, accused of driving his motorcycle in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Zachary Babich was arrested shortly after 8 a.m., according to a news release from the Indiana State Police. He was charged with reckless driving, a Class C misdemeanor.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Glen Fifield said 1st Sgt. 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.
Fifield said the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on I-80/94, and he believes the young man was coming from Illinois. Fifield said he did not know the young man’s destination.
Authorities said the motorcycle passed the officer in the far right lane at an extremely high rate of speed. Weems observed the motorcycle move to the right exit lane to Grant Street, however, the motorcycle continued east on the right shoulder passing numerous vehicles, according to the release.
Authorities said the motorcycle then made a lane change to the left and continued to pass vehicles. The motorcyclist was passing vehicles by “splitting lanes” and was also in and out of traffic, police said.
Weems increased his speed in his 2014 Dodge Charger to 130 miles per hour with his lights and siren activated as the motorcycle continued to travel east. Police said Weems obtained a radar speed of the motorcycle at 135 mph.
The officer also paced the motorcycle at 125 mph 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.
Police identified the driver as Babich, 19, and he was detained by police.
When asked why he was going so fast, the man said he was headed to work for training, the release stated. Babich was incarcerated at Lake County Jail and charged with reckless driving. The motorcycle was impounded.
North Carolina Trooper Shoots Biker Before Motorcycle Hits Him
COLUMBIA, N.C. — A state trooper shot a man Saturday coming toward him on a motorcycle just before the biker struck him, according to a news release from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Both were treated and released from different hospitals.
Braden Nelson Bago, 19, a soldier at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, was charged with assault using a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault causing a physical injury to a law enforcement officer and felony fleeing to elude arrest.
Trooper B.P. Daniel attempted to stop a man on a motorcycle driving beyond the speed limit at about 2 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 64 in Tyrrell County, the release said.
The driver tried to get away before turning down a dead-end road where Daniel stopped and exited his car. The biker sped toward him, ignoring commands to stop. Daniel fired his pistol, striking the biker just before the motorcycle hit him.
The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident, as is the protocol for a shooting involving a state trooper, the release said.
A HORRIFIED widow reporting a house “break-in” to police made a bizarre discovery that she struggled to describe to an officer over the phone, in an incident some have claimed could be proof of time travel.
The widow, named Cathy, made the call after she suspected someone was breaking into her home and struggled to keep her emotions together as the officer desperately attempted to keep her calm.
Clearly upset, Cathy told the police: “I think someone just broke into my house.
“Oh God, I can’t find him. He might’ve broken something in the bathroom and gotten hurt.”
The police officer advised Cathy to keep quiet until authorities arrived at her home to assess the situation.
He stated: “It’s important to keep quiet and hidden Cathy. Officers are almost there.”
What followed on the recording was a sinister warning from the emergency services as they warned her “do not go in” to her bathroom.
However, ignoring the advice the widow entered the room and found the “intruder” in her bathtub naked before she made a bizarre discovery that could prove the existence of time travel.
She declared: “I think he’s asleep, but there’s blood and he’s naked. Oh my God.
Wait, wait, John?”
The confounded cop replied: “Do you know who he is, who’s John?”
Cathy explained the intruder looked remarkably like her husband who died in 2001 but appeared to be a younger version of himself and wore the same tattoo.
She said: “He’s my husband. He died in 2001.
“But he’s not, oh my, oh my God.
“He’s not, he’s not, he’s not him. But he has the same tattoo.
“He’s younger, he’s much younger. Like when we first met. Oh my God.”
The call abruptly ended before it could be explained who the “intruder” was and whether he was a younger version of Cathy’s deceased husband.