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130 mph police chase ends with motorcycle crash, Marine tasered


CHERRY POINT — A Marine led police officers on a high-speed chase reaching up to 130 miles — this chase has landed a Cherry Point Marine in jail.

Just before midnight on Monday while traveling on the U.S. 70 near the Riverside Camping Center, a deputy clocked Marine Corporal Ryan Staats’ driving 70 mph in a 55 zone. The veteran would not pull over and took off, reaching 130 miles per hour, according to WITN.

Eventually, the Marine lost control of his bike about three miles down the road. When deputies arrived, Staats tried picking up his bike to get away again but was tased and arrested. He refused medical treatment.


The 21-year-old has been charged with resisting a public officer, having no liability insurance, an expired registration card/tag, exceeding posted speed, reckless driving to endanger, and flee/elude arrest and has been jailed on a $10,000 bond.

Marine Corps officials state that Staats is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron at the air station.

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