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Pilot Torres and Trooper Smith pose with the seized bike.
Pilot D.J. Torres and Trooper Bill Smith
pose with the seized bike.

A twenty year old motorcycle street racer suspect admitted to traveling at speeds in excess of 150 mph and purposely eluding police officers and troopers on a regular basis. Recently, this suspect was the target of a sting operation in Miami set up to track down and arrest him. Using Troop E’s aircraft, FHP Pilot Sgt. D. J. Torres was able to intercept the suspect from the air as he sped down the interstate on his speed bike. Sgt. Torres tracked the suspect to his final destination and alerted ground troopers who arrested him without incident. FHP seized the motorcycle.

Wrecked bike.

This suspect is only one of several motorcycle street racers who have suffered the consequences of thinking they are above the law and ended up losing their bikes in the process. In recent months, Sgt. D.J. Torres has been instrumental in catching and arresting several motorcycle daredevils in the Miami area.


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