Alpharetta officer clocks motorcyclist speeding 178 mph on Ga. 400

Alpharetta officer clocks motorcyclist speeding 178 mph on Ga. 400
A radar gun shows an officer clocking a motorcyclist going 178 mph on Georgia 400. (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety)

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Law enforcement departments have to deal with speeders on Ga. 400 all the time. But one motorcyclist was going so fast over Labor Day weekend that police couldn’t stop them.

An Alpharetta police officer clocked a motorcyclist going 178 mph while driving south on Ga. 400 sometime Sunday.

With a speed like that, the officer didn’t even attempt a stop. The officer passed along the only description available to other agencies in the direction the motorcyclist was heading.

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