August 26, 2013

A 19-year-old Templeton man on a sport bike who fled an attempted traffic stop was arrested early Friday morning after a 17-mile chase that reached speeds of 110 mph.

Garret K. Hansen was allegedly speeding on U.S. Highway 71 south of Carroll - going 71 mph in the 55-mph zone - when a Carroll County Sheriff's deputy in a patrol car attempted to stop him about 12:44 a.m., Chief Deputy Ken Pingrey said.

Hansen was allegedly in possession of alcohol underage, court records show. He has a tattoo on his neck that says "live free."

Pingrey said Hansen fled south on Highway 71 into Audubon County, where he turned west toward Gray and then north to Templeton. He allegedly stopped the motorcycle - a 2007 Ducati Monster S2R with a top speed of at least 130 mph - after officers from three area sheriff's departments and the Manning Police Department surrounded him on the road and forced him to slow down about two miles southwest of Templeton.

Hansen faces charges for eluding and underage possession of alcohol. The eluding charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.

His alleged blood-alcohol concentration was not immediately available.

Hansen has been cited for speeding three times before last week's chase, according to online court records.

Hansen was released after an initial appearance in court on Friday. His next court hearing is set for Sept. 12.