Highway patrol: Motorcyclist arrested near Drayton after four-county pursuit with speed reaching 147 mph

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist who led law enforcement agencies on a high-speed, four-county chase for about an hour early Sunday morning is behind bars in the Walsh County Jail in Grafton.

The pursuit began around 12:30 a.m. in Fargo, officials say, when 21-year-old Andrew Schroedermeier fled a highway patrol trooper who had clocked the suspect going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 29.

Officials say Schroedermeier fled northbound to the
Argusville area, where the trooper terminated the pursuit.

Traill County deputies located Schroedermeier north of Hillsboro, going 105 mph. Deputies attempted to stop Schroedermeier, officials said. but he increased speed and fled again, continuing northbound on I-29.

Traill deputies terminated their pursuit near Reynolds.

Then another highway patrol trooper located Schroedermeier traveling 94 mph near Thompson, officials said.

A third traffic stop on Schroedermeier was attempted, but the motorcyclist continued to flee, reaching a top speed of 147 mph, the highway patrol said.

The trooper pursued Schroedermeier for approximately 55 miles on I-29 before the suspect was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. after his motorcycle ran out of gas near Drayton.

Schroedermeier was booked into the Walsh County Jail with multiple charges pending. His Suzuki SV1000 motorcycle was impounded.

The pursuit went through Cass, Traill, Grand Forks and Walsh counties.