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Motorcyclist arrested after speeding past deputy on road shoulder

A 26-year-old South Kitsap motorcyclist used the shoulder of the road to zip around a deputy's patrol car and then refused to get off his bike when he was pulled over, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reported.

A deputy was driving eastbound on Tremont Street from the State Route 16 interchange around 7:30 p.m. Monday when a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle went by on the shoulder at a high rate of speed. The deputy turned on his emergency lights to pull the motorcyclist over, but the man initially accelerated away.

When the bike approached the Sidney Avenue intersection where traffic was stopped, the deputy managed to stop the biker. The deputy said he instructed the suspect to get off the bike, but the man refused, screaming "I'm not getting off until I talk to my attorney," while revving the bike's engine.

The deputy grabbed the man's arm and pulled him off the bike. The man then began to sway back and forth and appeared highly intoxicated, the deputy reported.

After the suspect was arrested and taken to the Kitsap County jail, he repeatedly disobeyed many of the deputy's commands. During the booking process, the man interrupted deputies, tried to put gum in his mouth and attempted to make a call on his cellphone.

He also repeatedly asked "why did you stop me?"

The man was booked for DUI and reckless driving, with bail set at $30,000.

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