DPS arrested a 22-year-old motorcyclist in a planned sting operation last month, but now the accused serial speeder is claiming the case has been dropped against him.
Noah Ling of El Mirage was known to troopers for riding well over 130 miles-per-hour.
DPS tried to catch him on multiple occasions, but when lights and sirens activated Ling would up his speeds and out-run the troopers.
Ling is accused of driving his motorcycle erratically at high speeds on a Phoenix freeway and was arrested on June 22.
“The thing you have to understand is that Mr. Ling was traveling on the highway during rush hour traffic in the morning with tens of thousands of motorists,” explained Captain Tim Mason. “A motorcycle at those speeds is a missile. It’s a bullet coming from a gun.”
Police say Ling has been seen driving his motorcycle on the shoulder area of the Loop 101 and splitting traffic at least five times in the past two months.
Ling also has allegedly run red lights and stop signs and evaded law enforcement vehicles in 100-mph pursuits as they tried to pull him over, authorities said.
Bond was set at $5,000 at his initial court appearance. After a June 29 status conference, Ling went on Facebook posting about developments in the case.
“Your boy is a free man! Didn’t have enough evidence to charge me so my case was dropped!” Ling posted.
ABC15 contacted Ling about the case but he declined to comment.
However, DPS says Ling is not out of trouble.
DPS said in a statement:
The suspect was booked into jail on the charges. He has since been released from jail, but his charges are being “Long Formed," meaning the report with recommended charges are submitted at a later date.
The charges will be filed with the county attorney very soon. Mr. Ling is not off the hook and will be facing the charges he was originally booked into jail for.
Ling will likely face multiple misdemeanors and felonies.