Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2012, 5:55 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 31 May 2012, 5:55 AM CDT
ROSENDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old Hudson Valley man has been charged with driving his motorcycle at nearly 200 mph in the rain on the New York State Thruway.
State police say a trooper clocked Anthony Anderson of Poughkeepsie driving at 193 mph around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany. The trooper was able to get a description of the high-performance bike and alerted nearby Thruway patrols.
Troopers eventually stopped Anderson in the Ulster County town of Rosendale. Troopers say he told them he was headed to a Poughkeepsie-area hospital to visit a patient.
Anderson was issued 14 traffic tickets, including one for speeding.
He has been released from the county jail after posting $1,500 bail. It couldn't be immediately determined if he had a lawyer.