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100-mph chase leads to motorcyclist's arrest

by Jim Fisher


(September 23, 1998) A West Union man pleaded guilty to numerous charges Tuesday after leading police on a short but high-speed chase through the residential streets of Bridgeport Monday night.

Daniel Joseph Marshall, 20, of Route 2 Box 190, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to emergency vehicles, expired registration, reckless driving, speeding and having no insurance, according to magistrate records.

Harrison County Magistrate Tammy Marple sentenced Marshall to 20 days in jail and a $150 fine. He will also have to pay more than $400 in court costs.

According to the records, a Harrison County sheriff's deputy called Sr. Trooper Glenn Doyle, with the Bridgeport detachment of the West Virginia State Police, for assistance in stopping Marshall, who was driving his motorcycle 100 mph near Eastpointe shopping plaza.

Doyle began traveling west on U.S. Route 50 from Bridgeport when he saw Marshall exit Eastpointe and turn east.

Marshall made his way through Bridgeport traveling down Virginia Street and West Philadelphia and Johnson avenues. The trooper observed the vehicle as it made several turns through Bridgeport. According to the report, Marshall was driving "in an extremely reckless manner in Bridgeport at night at speeds in excess of 95-100 mph."

Marshall then turned west onto Interstate 79 at Meadowbrook and accelerated to 120 mph.

At about 11:30 p.m., police stopped Marshall near the Meadowbrook Mall exit and took him into custody.