A motorcyclist who was initially clocked traveling 35 mph over the speed limit and then later 55 mph over a higher speed limit was arrested south of Rolla Sunday night.
According to Lt. Rick Williams, of the Rolla Police Department, an officer noticed the motorcyclist identified as Daniel H. Stratman, 29, of Rolla, who was going twice the speed limit on Highway O in Rolla and again twice the speed limit outside the city limits.
Stratman faces two charges of exceeding the posted speed limit — going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and traveling 110 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The officer, who was traveling the opposite direction of Stratman, turned around and pursued him, Williams said.
Stratman turned onto County Road 5180 and the officer found that he had crashed with the motorcycle, a 2003 Harley Davidson, laying on top of Stratman. A Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) crash report stated Stratman crashed in a drainage ditch and overturned.
The officer’s report stated that Stratman was not hurt.
The MSHP crash report stated that there was moderate damage to the motorcycle.
In addition to the speeding charges, Stratman also has been charged with resisting arrest, a felony; failure to signal; and failure to drive on the right half of the road.
Stratman was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail. According to Missouri case.net, his bond was set at $25,000.