A Sanford man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase that reached speeds faster than 110 mph while driving a motorcycle with stolen license plates.

Zachary Jordan

Maine State Trooper Conner Walton tried to stop a sport-style motorcycle for motor vehicle violations on Thursday in Sanford, but the operator took off at a high rate of speed, police said. Walton pursued the motorcycle through Sanford, with speeds reaching over 110 mph before calling off the chase because of heavy traffic.

Police said the motorcycle was passing vehicles in no-passing zones while driving over 100 mph.

The license plates on the motorcycle came back as stolen, but a Sanford police officer who witnessed part of the chase recognized the motorcycle and the rider, who was not wearing a helmet.

State Police and a Sanford police officer went to the home of the suspect, 21-year-old Zachary Jordan, to wait for him to arrive. Police said he showed up in a car.

After an interview with police, Jordan was arrested and charged with eluding an officer and violating conditions of release. Police say he will be indicted on misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, criminal speed, operating without a license, driving to endanger and attaching false plates.

Jordan is being held without bail at York County Jail.

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