A photo of a pursuit that occurred in Greene County while conducting a joint agency enforcement operation between the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.(Photo: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
Two motorcycles were speeding down U.S. 60 when a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper came up behind them with lights flashing.
One of the motorcycles pulled over, court documents say, but the other motorcyclist hit the gas.
The trooper pursued the motorcycle. At one point, it was clocked at132 mph — more than twice the speed limit — during the chase, court documents say.
The red motorcycle allegedly sped up even more, whizzing past cars as it traveled on the center line.
The trooper quit pursuing the motorcycle, and the chase appeared to be over.
The motorcyclist headed back to his home in Ozark, apparently unaware that his every move was being watched.
He might have looked like a speck in the sky, but Sgt. Dan Wohnoutka followed the red motorcycle from 2,000 feet above in a highway patrol airplane.
Documents say it was Wohnoutka who first clocked the two motorcyclists going 76 mph and radioed that information to troopers down below.
When road officers stopped their pursuit of the speeding motorcycle, documents say Wohnoutka followed and never lost sight until the motorcyclist parked in his driveway.