Washington man faces numerous charges after motorcycle pursuit

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Washington man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., a trooper stated that they observed an eastbound motorcycle traveling in excess of 110 miles per hour near Goehner in Seward County. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle reportedly refused to stop. The trooper then initiated a pursuit, according to a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol.

After a few minutes, the motorcycle encountered heavier traffic due to a construction zone, according to NSP reports. The rider then pulled over on the shoulder and was taken into custody without further incident. Troopers reportedly located methamphetamine, marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun in the rider’s possession.

The rider, Christopher Rizor, 29, of Yakima, Washington was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, careless driving, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and numerous traffic violations. He was lodged in Seward County Jail.