During police chase, motorcycle tops 180 mph, strikes building

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - Newport Police went on a 180 mph chase after they witnessed a motorcyclist pop a wheelie and then begin to speed down the highway.

As authorities tried to pull the cyclist, Roy Will Watkins, over he sped over 180 mph but he eventually lost control and struck a building.

As Watkins tried to flee by foot, his clothes got entangled in the motorcycle.

When police caught up with Watkins, they found drug paraphernalia, plastic baggies of meth, and a bag of marijuana.

Roy Watkins is currently in a Jonesboro hospital receiving treatment.

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