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Police: Speeding Cyclists Fled To Connecticut

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LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) _ State Police are on the lookout for two motorcyclists they say fled into Connecticut at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour after troopers tried to pull them over.

Police say the motorcycles, one of which had a stolen dealer plate, were part of a group and were committing a violation by traveling four abreast on the highway in Longmeadow at about 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Two cruisers were positioned in front of the motorcycles, which at first appeared to slow down, but then sped up. One trooper’s hand was struck by a fleeing motorcycle, while a cruiser was also damaged after being struck.

Four of the motorcycle riders were apprehended, while others reversed direction and fled north in the southbound lanes.

All the bikes had Massachusetts registrations.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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