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Portland motorcyclist arrested for going 108 mph

Steven T. Sharp was carrying his wife when stopped
by: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Steven T. Sharp

A Portland man was arrested for doing 108 miles per hour on his motorcycle Saturday. He was carrying his wife as a passenger at the time.

Steven T. Sharp was was booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangerment. Sharp's motorcycle was impounded and his wife released at the scene without charges.

Sharp was stopped around 3:45 p.m. on Highway 22 near Mehana. According to the sheriff's office, Traffic Safety Deputy Jeff Nicoloff observed a 2003 Honda VTR-1000 motorcycle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed as it rounded a curve in the roadway. It swerved into the oncoming eastbound lane of travel before the driver was able to regain control.

Using LIDAR, Nicoloff clocked the speed at 108 mph in a 55 mph zone.

After stopping the motorcycle, Nicoloff learned Sharp was driving without a valid license, had no insurance, and was also wanted in the State of Florida for failing to pay child support payments. The passenger was identified as Sharp's current wife. Sharp offered no explanation for his driving, the sheriff's office says.

Florida will not extradite Sharp on it warrant, so that charge was not added to his booking. His bail is $10,000.