By Cody Neff
After a high-speed chase through Fayette County, a local man was taken into custody, according to a press release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy was on a routine patrol when he clocked a motorcyclist going 80 miles per hour in a 55-miles-per-hour zone in the Oak Ridge area. Deputy A.E. Roberts tried to stop the person, but he fled at a high rate of speed, going over 100 miles an hour at some times, according to the release.
The chase lasted until the rider was forced to stop at a roadblock in Ansted near Hawks Nest State Park, the release said.
No one was hurt during the chase.
Robert Allen Hernandez, 25, of Beckley, was arrested and charged with speeding, no insurance, passing in a no-passing zone, obstructing a police officer and the felony offense of fleeing a police officer with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
He was being processed Saturday evening, so no bond had yet been set by a magistrate.