WATERLOO - A Waterloo man who claimed to be traveling at 140 miles per hour is in stable condition after crashing his motorcycle into a pickup truck.
Waterloo Town Marshal Jay Oberholtzer says one of his officers clocked 34-year-old Joseph Stewart at 70 miles per hour as the cycle headed south on Center Street from Maple Street just after 8 p-m Sunday.
The officer turned his emergency lights on and turned to give chase when he saw the motorcycle start to slow and then accelerate. It ran a stop sign at Wayne Street where it struck the pickup truck.
DeKalb County medics transported Stewart to Parkview Regional Medical Center for injuries to his side.
Police found skid marks a block long prior to the impact. They learned Stewart was wanted on a warrant from Kosciusko County and had a suspended driver’s license.
They’ll seek charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and driving while suspended against Stewart.