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Marine arrested for doing 140 mph on motorcycle in Jacksonville

Justin Stimpson

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune was arrested over the Memorial Day weekend for riding his motorcycle 140 mph in a 55 mph zone.

According to the Jacksonville Daily News, 22-year-old Justin Stimpson was riding with a group of 10 other motorcycles near the intersection of Bell Fork Road and the US 17 Bypass in Jacksonville shortly before noon on Saturday.

When officers attempted to make a traffic stop, Stimpson and two others broke away from the pack, reaching the aforementioned speed. He was arrested and charged with speeding, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving and improper passing.

North Carolina Highway Patrol First Sgt. David Oglesby told the Daily News that two other members of the group of riders had been arrested and officials were searching for others.

He was booked into the Onslow County Jail on a $7,500 secured bond and has since bonded out. His next court appearance is June 27.

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