PD: Motorcyclist nabbed going 114 mph

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Troy Johnson By Mike Gertzman Troy Johnson By Mike Gertzman

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Glendale police stopped a 21-year-old motorcyclist after they say he was traveling in excess of 100 mph on Grand Avenue Wednesday morning.

A Glendale police motor officer working speed enforcement in a construction area near 43rd and Grand avenues heard a motorcyclist approaching at approximately 8:40 a.m., according to police spokesman Sgt. Jay O'Neill. The officer measured the rider's speed at 114 mph.

The officer caught up to the rider at 35th Avenue after the man used a lane that was closed for construction to pass cars stopped for a red light.

Troy Johnson, of Glendale, was booked into the Glendale City Jail on numerous misdemeanor traffic charges.

O'Neill said Johnson told police that he was late for work.

Johnson was wearing a helmet but did not have an appropriate motorcycle endorsement to his driver's license, according to O'Neill.