Motorcyclist jailed after driving at speeds over 100 mph

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 46-year-old motorcyclist was jailed Monday after authorities said he fled from deputies twice at speeds over 100 mph.

Jimmy Landon
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Deputies arrested Jimmy Landon, of the 2700 block of 53rd Avenue, on two counts of fleeing and eluding an officer in a marked patrol vehicle and no motorcycle endorsement. Landon was released Tuesday on $51,000 bond.

Landon’s arrest was part of a two-day traffic enforcement operation conducted by Indian River County deputies, along with other law enforcement agencies in the county over the Memorial Day weekend. The enforcement detail resulted in nearly two-dozen arrests, including seven for driving under the influence.

Landon’s arrest led deputies to seize his Suzuki motorcycle, deputies said.

The incident unfolded Sunday when a deputy saw a yellow and purple motorcycle traveling 75 mph in a 45 mph zone, deputies said. The rider, later identified as Landon, was not wearing a helmet or eye protection as he sped through the 600 block of south U.S. 1.

The deputy tried to stop the motorcycle. But, Landon fled southbound on U.S. 1 at speeds over 120 mph, sheriff’s officials said.

The deputy did not pursue the motorcycle because of how fast it was traveling, authorities said. Monday, the deputy saw Landon driving the same motorcycle traveling northbound in the 1700 block of U.S. 1, authorities said.

Landon again did not have helmet or eye protection, said deputies of the second sighting. When the deputy tried to stop Landon, he fled northbound at speeds over 100 mph, authorities said.

The deputy was able to track the tag number off the motorcycle before trying to stop it, authorities said. The deputy did not pursue Landon when he fled.

Deputies located Landon at a home in west county. The deputy arrested Landon and took him to the county jail.

Landon has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. July 3, court records show.

 

 

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