A 20-year-old Haledon motorcyclist speeding through Wyckoff at nearly triple the speed limit on Saturday night was arrested by township police, according to a police report.
Cops believe the incident is the highest violation speed ever recorded by the Wyckoff Police Department.
Abraham Zaydan of Haledon was riding his 2003 Honda B60 south on Route 208 at 8:40 p.m. when he was clocked on radar at 138 mph by Patrolman Kyle Ferreira, police said Wednesday.
The speed limit on Route 208 is 55 mph.
"This is an insane speed. There is no place for this on public roadways," Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said. "Forgetting for a moment the motorcycle driver who endangers himself, I'm concerned for every other citizen on the roads during this."
Zaydan's excessive speed made it impossible for the officer to immediately catch up to the motorcycle, but he was able to gain some ground when Zaydan was slowed by traffic ahead, police said Wednesday.
Zaydan began passing between cars and exited Route 208 at Goffle Road in Hawthorne where he was again slowed by traffic, police said.
"This was never a pursuit," Fox said. "Kyle [Ferreira] correctly, and wisely, made an effort to catch up as quickly as he could. He did that at speeds not to endanger himself or anyone else on the roadway."
Ferreira followed the Zaydan off the highway while police dispatchers alerted the towns ahead for assistance, Fox said.
Ferreira was eventually able to catch up to Zaydan on Goffle Road approaching Paterson, where the officer charged Zaydan with speeding, reckless driving, improper passing, uninsured vehicle, driving on a motorcycle permit in violation of the restrictions, false information on a vehicle registration, failure to maintain a lane of travel and tailgating.
Cops impounded the motorcycle and Zaydan is scheduled to appear in municipal court on November 1.
"I certainly hope that the court treats him with the severe sentence that he deserves," Fox said.
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