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Motorcyclist charged with speeding to elude arrest

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Forsythe County man’s motorcycle following a vehicular chase down N.C. 16 Sunday night on the county’s eastern end, deputies reported.

Around 8 p.m., Sgt. J. Frye spotted 22-year-old Sterling Henry Fiske traveling north down the county highway at more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit and pursued the man’s motorcycle for several minutes, a department press release said.

The high-speed chase continued onto Unity Church Road in Denver until the two parties reached a dead end road just past Beatty’s Ford Park.

Fiske, who had allegedly been traveling 66 mph in a 45 mph zone, turned his motorcycle 180-degrees until facing the patrol car, deputies said. Sgt. Frye attempted to quickly stop his vehicle but skidded until colliding with the motorcycle, the Sheriff’s Office said. The vehicle sustained no damage.

While Fiske, who jumped from the motorcycle before it overturned, sustained no injuries in the incident, Frye received a minor wound while trying to quickly apprehend the suspect, deputies said.

Fiske, a resident of 1904 Falcon Wood Ct. B in Winston-Salem, allegedly committed multiple traffic violations throughout the chase.

As a result, deputies charged him with one felony count of speeding to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count each of no operator’s license, speeding, careless and reckless driving, and overtaking a vehicle.

Fiske has since been released from the Lincoln County jail on a $6,000 secured bond.

Deputies had the motorcyle transported to the Sheriff’s Office Impound Lot.

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