Reckless Biker Sentenced to Jail

A North Carolina man who was clocked doing 160 miles per hour on a motorcycle on Interstate 81 has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Twenty-year-old Kevin Michael Buorkan of Asheville pleaded no contest today to two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving.

In exchange for the plea, Botetourt County prosecutors dropped one of the charges.

Besides jail time and a $2,500 fine, Buorkan will lose his license for six months.

According to court testimony, Virginia State Police first saw Buorkan around 9 p.m. on April 28, heading north on I-81 in Roanoke County on his 2003 Yamaha when a trooper clocked him going more than 80 miles per hour. By the time another trooper spotted him in the next county, he was going 160 miles per hour.

Buorkan crashed after getting off the interstate at an exit. He was not injured.


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