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120 mph motorcycle can't outrun police radios

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Herman Lorenzo Bulluck (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department) Herman Lorenzo Bulluck (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Department)
CAMDEN, SC (WIS) -

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says a speeding motorcycle driver could outrun deputies' patrol cars, but not their radios.

Matthews says Saturday afternoon, deputies on patrol clocked a motorcycle traveling 120 mph in a 55 mph zone on US 521 heading into Camden. Deputies tried to follow the motorcycle, but backed off when the speed got too high as they entered the city limits of Camden.

Matthews says a witness told officers the motorcycle turned down York St. Officers from several law enforcement agencies rushed to the area and stopped the motorcycle on Ehrenclou Dr., nearly in front of the SC Highway Patrol Office.

They arrested 19-year-old Herman Lorenzo Bulluck of Columbia.  He was taken to the Kershaw County Detention Center on charges of speeding, failure to stop for a blue light, driving with no insurance and driving with a suspended tag.

"My officers told me that they estimated the motorcycle's speed to be well in excess of 150 mph as the motorcyclist fled,  and this on a two lane road," said Matthews. "This turned into another case of being able to outrun the patrol cars, but not the radio."

"What began for Mr. Bulluck as a nice motorcycle ride on a nice day ended up as nice ride in the backseat of our patrol car on the way to jail," said Matthews. "Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed because of this man's irresponsibility."

Matthews says Bulluck has no previous violations on his driving record.

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