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A Dundee, Ill. man is facing a felony charge after an alleged high-speed chase on Hwy. 61, during which he weaved through traffic on his motorcycle and endangered other drivers.
The 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 chase later ended in an accident on Hwy. FF in Eolia, according to a probable cause statement from a Pike County sheriff’s deputy.
Cory James Louis Volberding, 20, was allegedly clocked by the deputy driving his motorcycle at 86 mph on Wednesday, Aug. 21 near the Hwy. WW intersection.
The deputy pursued him south on Hwy. 61 with full lights and siren, but Volberding would not pull over, the statement said.
Volberding allegedly “recklessly weaved from lane to lane,” in excess of 128 mph, causing “substantial risk of serious injury to death to other persons,” who were also southbound on the highway, the statement said.
The suspect pulled off the highway on the ramp at Eolia, allegedly sped through the stop sign and then proceeded south on Hwy. FF. A short time later, Volberding lost control of his 2007 Yamaha and crashed near New Subdivision Road.
At the accident scene, the suspect allegedly told the deputy he was fleeing because he had been charged with trying to evade a DeKalb County, Ill. officer in a vehicle just one month earlier. Volberding had minor injuries but refused medical treatment.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who responded to the scene wrote citations to Volberding for operating a motorcycle without a proper license, failure to register the vehicle and a lack of insurance.
The motorcycle was taken to the sheriff’s office in Bowling Green. The officer did a property forfeiture request on it because the vehicle identification number allegedly had no reportable lien on it.
Volberding was arrested on a warrant from Pike County Associate Circuit Court Judge David Ash and charged with resisting arrest and endangering others in the act. He bailed out of jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond.
No court dates have been set.