Motorcyclist arrested after leading state trooper on high-speed pursuit

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Janesville man is now charged after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase while on his motorcycle.

Jonathan Melvin, 35, of Janesville is facing charges of Attempting to Flee or Elude an Officer.

A Wisconsin State Trooper attempted to pull over a motorcycle in the area of Highway 18 and Swenson drive in the City of Waukesha in August of 2018.

According to the criminal complaint, the State Trooper was exiting his vehicle when the driver of the motorcycle accelerated and drove off.

A pursuit was initiated.

The motorcycle allegedly accelerated to over 100 MPH. The officer noted that his squad was going 107 MPH and the suspect was still pulling away from the officer. The officer terminated the pursuit.

Authorities were able to identify the suspect as Melvin after posting surveillance video on social media.

He was taken into custody.

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