Kershaw County man arrested after speeding over 150 mph on his motorcycle
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A Kershaw County man was arrested following a high speed motorcycle pursuit that saw him reach over 150 miles per hour.
According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, 23-year-old Thomas Edward Carraway III is charged with speeding in excess of 25 mph over the speed limit, reckless driving, possession of marijuana no proof of insurance, a third offense of driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights and being a habitual offender.
“The public should be relieved to know that this repeat offender is already out of jail and back on the street,” said Matthews. “Maybe a little jail time would do him some good since leniency has done nothing to make him change his ways.”
According to a report, a KCSO traffic officer clocked two motorcycles travelling at 115 mph shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10.
The deputy pulled out and attempted to stop the motorcycles, but both drivers fled at a high rate of speed. As the two motorcyclists continued to flee, one of them attempted to exit I-20 at the US 601 exit and the deputy called out that he thought the driver wrecked.
The second motorcyclist continued to flee eastbound on I-20. A second deputy who was not far behind checked on and confirmed that the motorcyclist had in fact wrecked. The driver has since been identified and arrested.
The original pursuing deputy continued to chase Carraway whose speed exceeded 150 mph. Carraway eventually stopped, however, near mile marker 101 and was arrested without further incident.
While being arrested, the deputy found a small quantity of marijuana in a compartment under the motorcycle seat of Carraway’s bike.
Carraway was transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center and has been released on bond. The second suspect, identified as 24-year-old Marco Lorenzo Johnson who lives in Dalzell, SC, will be arrested after he recuperates from the injuries he received when he wrecked.
Carraway has previously been arrested for grand larceny, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen goods, DUI, open container, public disorderly conduct, reckless driving, driving under suspension, breach of peace, threatening the life of a public official, contempt of magistrates, court, strong arm robbery and giving false information.