Two arrested after chase

A group of six motorcyclists led a Washington State Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down a rural Coupeville road that ended in two arrests at the Port Townsend ferry terminal last Saturday.

The chase began on Engle Road at 3:30 p.m. A trooper clocked them at between 50-74 mph. The posted speed limit is 35 mph.

After rounding a turn, the trooper observed that two riders at the back of the group were traveling at slower speeds to slow the trooper down. Two of the lead riders increased their speeds to what the trooper estimated to be 90-100 mph.

As the chase moved closer to Fort Casey Road, the trooper slowed his vehicle and stopped the pursuit; he lost sight of the group as it went around a turn.

The trooper continued to the ferry terminal and saw two riders stopped at a pay station. He arrested Jeremy M. Robb, 31, of Tacoma and John J. Obermuller, 43, of Puyallup.

Robb and Obermuller were each charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.

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