Motorcyclist arrested after speeding at more than 110 mph near downtown Prescott
A Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy arrested a motorcyclist Saturday on charges including criminal speed after the man drove through two red lights and reached a speed of 110 mph, according to the deputy's radar.
A deputy booked Kyle Logan Fahmy, 20, into the Yavapai County Jail on charges including fleeing a pursuing law enforcement vehicle, DUI, criminal speed, four red light violations and driving with suspended license plates.
Fahmy has since been released on a $3,000 bond, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, a deputy working as part of a joint DUI taskforce saw a motorcyclist speeding south on Montezuma Street who failed to stop for a red light at Sheldon Street, and the deputy's radar indicated the motorcycle was going 98 mph, D'Evelyn said.
The motorcyclist continued speeding, ran a red light at Willis Street, where radar indicated it was going 110 mph, so the deputy pursued, D'Evelyn said.
As the motorcyclist, who was wearing a black helmet and black leather jacket with a red stripe down the side, ran two more red lights, the deputy stopped the pursuit because of safety concerns, D'Evelyn said. Soon after the deputy asked Prescott Police to search for the motorcyclist, a call came in about a reckless driver parking his motorcycle near Willis and Granite streets then running into the Bashford Court mall.
While deputies checked inside the mall stores, Prescott officers watched the exits. When the deputy spoke to Fahmy at a business in the mall, Fahmy said he drove to work on a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked at the Granite Street garage, but denied any knowledge of the traffic violations, D'Evelyn said.
The deputy learned the 2003 Honda motorcycle found by Prescott police at Willis and Granite streets was registered to Fahmy, D'Evelyn said. When the deputy spoke to Fahmy again, Fahmy said he'd sped and ran a red light because he was late for work and fled after seeing the patrol car to avoid being caught.
Later, the deputy, who is a drug recognition expert, determined that Fahmy was under the influence of marijuana while driving his motorcycle, D'Evelyn said.