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130 MPH Motorcycle Arrested east of The Dalles
07/27/2009
Sergeant Julie Wilcox
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
(541) 296-9646

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A Sandy-area man was arrested Tuesday morning after being checked on his motorcycle well over 100 mph east of The Dalles.  The man was also wanted on five outstanding warrants and told the trooper he was trying to get his female passenger to a court appearance in Bend.
 
On July 27th, at 8:16 a.m., a Oregon State Police trooper out of the Arlington area heard the loud whine of a revved up motorcycle engine on Interstate 84 at milepost 102, just east of the mouth of the Deschutes River. The trooper used radar to check the motorcycle passing other traffic at 130 mph.
 
The operator, identified as WILLIAM A. NISWANGER, age 31, from Sandy, told the trooper that he knew that he was driving too fast but was trying to get his female passenger to a 8:30 a.m. court appointment in Bend.
 
A check revealed NISWANGER had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. The warrants were all based on prior traffic offenses. NISWANGER was arrested on the outstanding warrants and additionally charged with Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Exceeding the Speed Limit to wit: 130/65. He was lodged at NORCOR in The Dalles.
 
According to Oregon law, any person who is convicted of driving 100 mph or greater will be fined $1000 and receive a mandatory suspension of driving privileges for not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days.