Posted on January 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM
WATSON, LA – A pair of brothers were arrested by deputies on charges that they were driving more than 100 miles per hour over the speed limit while on their motorcycles on a Louisiana highway Saturday afternoon.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said Donald Rowland III, 23, of Denham Springs; and 21-year-old Matthew Roland of Livingston were traveling approximately 150 miles per hour in the 45 mile per hour zone on LA 16 around 4:30 p.m.
WAFB-TV reported that a deputy said he heard the motorcycles and was barely able to get his radar gun pointed in their direction in time to record their speed.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said one of the men indicated they were trying to get home in time to fulfill a babysitting promise.
Donald Rowland III was charged with one count of drag racing, one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, one count of speeding 150 mph in a 45 mph zone and one count of improper display of a license plate. He was also charged for an outstanding warrant on one count of allowing dogs to roam.
Matthew Rowland was charged with one count of drag racing, one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and one count of speeding 150 mph in a 45 mph zone.