Cops say Twin Cities motorcyclist hit 130 mph on I-94

  • Updated: October 10, 2010 - 9:28 PM

An Oakdale man who fled the Wisconsin State Patrol reached 130 miles per hour on his motorcycle Sunday morning before losing control in a grassy area just off Interstate 94 near Menomonie, according to a patrol official.

Kevin J. Berglund, 20, is expected to be charged with a felony of fleeing a state patrol officer and could also be charged with reckless endangerment, said the patrol's Sgt. Mike Newton.

Berglund, who was not injured, was clocked at 93 mph around 10:46 a.m. while westbound on I-94. When a trooper attempted to stop him, Berglund exited near Menomonie and attempted to go north on Hwy. 25.

He never got that far, losing control of the motorcycle in the grass.

Newton said the Wisconsin patrol sees plenty of drivers exceed 90 mph. But a motorcycle reaching 130 mph could be considered "an oddity," he said.

The "racing-style" motorcycle was not damaged, Newton said. But it wasn't going anywhere, either. Berglund was expected to be held in the Dunn County jail Sunday night before appearing before a judge Monday morning, Newton said.

PAUL LEVY

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