Three motorcyclists were doing more than pushing their machines past 100 miles per hour. North Dakota law enforcers say the trio was going 100 miles per hour over the speed limit.

The high-performance motorcycles were pulled over Wednesday night on Hwy. 57 about 3 miles west of Fort Totten on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota, having topped out at 155 mph, according to the State Patrol. The speed limit there is 55 mph.

“The trooper hit the lights [on his squad car], and they just pulled over,” Patrol Sgt. Robert Kennedy said.

The three were each given $355 tickets, and one was also cited for not being licensed to operate a motorcycle, Kennedy said.

He declined to identify the men but said they were in their late 20s to early 30s and from the area.

Kennedy said the patrol has been dealing with motorcycles going well above 100 mph for many months, including in April when several were racing along and taking video of their antics.

“It has been an ongoing issue for us,” he said.

Paul Walsh