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Deputies say motorcyclist admitted going 183 MPH during pursuit

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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
Deputies pursuing a speeding motorcycle in Kershaw County Friday say the chase reached speeds of 183 miles per hour. 
 
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Department posted the incident on its Facebook page Friday.
 
According to the report, deputies were on Interstate 20 when they clocked a motorcycle at 87 mph heading toward Columbia. Another deputy on the interstate clocked the motorcycle on radar going 130 mph.
 
A third officer broke off the pursuit after reporting speeds at more than 140 mph and they were encountering heavier traffic.
 
The motorcycle was reported exiting the interstate at the Elgin exit, and deputies checked the area.  Eventually, they say they found it behind a gas station with a flat tire.
 
After tracking down the driver, deputies say he told them he took off because he didn't want to get a speeding ticket.  While talking with deputies, they say the man told them "he actually got scared when he noticed that his speed was 183 mph."
 
Besides speeding, the man was charged with failure to stop for a blue light.
 
"He outran the Chargers, but he couldn't outrun Motorola," said the Facebook post.
 
The post said the motorcyclist broke the old record of 137 mph.
 
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