Florida woman tops 150 mph on motorcycle during police chase
A Florida woman took cops on a high-speed chase — topping 150 mph on her high-end BMW motorcycle, police said.
Gina Aidaliz Henry, 38, was arrested in late April on felony charges after fleeing from state troopers as she weaved through morning traffic on Interstate 275 in Tampa, according to court records cited by the Tampa Bay Times.
State troopers working with a helicopter overhead first caught Henry’s 2012 BMW S 1000 RR going 82 mph in a 60-mph zone on April 22, court records show.
Henry, who works at a Moramoto motorcycle dealership in Tampa, then ignored a trooper who put on his siren for her to pull over, prompting her to pull away while weaving between traffic and along the shoulder – while exceeding speeds of 150 mph, authorities said.
Henry, of Lutz, was also clocked going more than 100 mph in downtown Tampa and across a bridge.
Troopers managed to stop her after she turned left on a service road and found herself directly behind a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle, the newspaper reports.
She was released on bail later that day, and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of unlawful speeding, reckless driving and fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer with lights and sirens activated, court records show.
The state’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is also reportedly seeking to keep Henry’s confiscated motorcycle, which starts at $16,995 for new models, according to BMWs website that bills it as the “superbike of superlatives.”
“Always pushing to the limit and in search of the ideal line, you’ve got 205 HP beneath you,” the website reads. “Ten years after the first generation of the RR first mesmerized the world of motorcycles, we’re now entering the next level of performance.”
Henry’s attorney and managers at the motorcycle dealership did not return requests for comment, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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