By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — Two motorcyclists sped away from Marshfield police Friday night and were not caught despite an officer pursuing them at 90 miles per hour.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. when a Wood County deputy requested assistance from the Marshfield Police Department after the deputy spotted the two motorcyclists exceeding the speed limit. The Marshfield officer who responded found the motorcyclists traveling south from 29th Street on South Central Avenue, according to a report from the Marshfield Police Department.
As the officer approached the roundabout at South Central Avenue and Heritage Drive, the motorcyclists began to pull in to the Holiday gas station driveway. When the motorcyclists spotted the officer, they fled, according to the report.
The officer then turned on his emergency lights and siren and pursued the motorcyclists. The officer reported that despite his vehicle reaching speeds of about 90 miles per hour, “The motorcycles pulled away.”
At the intersection of Heritage Drive and County Road A, the motorcyclists split, one heading east and the other south, the report said. The pursuit ended at that point with officers surveying the area to make sure the motorcyclists had not crashed. The officers “could not locate anything,” the report said.
The report lists the incident as “felony-fleeing.”