Basalt motorcyclist doing 106 mph arrested |

Basalt motorcyclist doing 106 mph arrested

A Basalt man ended up in jail Monday morning after police caught him doing more than 100 mph on his motorcycle in Snowmass Canyon, sources said.

A Colorado State Patrol trooper clocked David Hatfield, 51, going 106 mph in a 50 mph zone on a 1993 Honda motorcycle at 8:36 a.m. on Highway 82, said Trooper Josh Lewis, a CSP spokesperson. The incident occurred at mile marker 29, which is in the middle of Snowmass Canyon.

Hatfield was cited for reckless driving, reckless endangerment, engaging in an exhibition of speed, speeding and driving without proof of insurance, Lewis said. All are misdemeanors.

Hatfield was taken to the Pitkin County Jail, where he was booked and released, according to court records.

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