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Motorcyclist hits 120 mph in Key West; says he was trying to get home to see mom

A Miami man tried to recreate his own version of the popular movie franchise Fast & Furious in the Lower Keys Monday. But speeding down a dead-end street in his motorcycle did not help.

Alex Christopher Mcentee, 19, was arrested shortly after midnight Monday on felony counts of evading police and driving with a suspended license and misdemeanor counts including attaching an unassigned tag to his motorcycle. All told, he faces 13 charges.

Wednesday, he remained in the Stock Island jail on $6,500 bond.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Evan Calhoun wrote in his arrest report that Mcentee was driving 120 mph on his motorcycle — he didn't say what make or model — in Key West before turning down MacDonald Avenue.

After Calhoun activated his emergency lights, Mcentee passed him, almost striking someone who was driving a scooter before running a stop sign at Third Street and U.S.1.

Mcentee then drove north to Big Coppitt Key as police sat stationary at the Shark Key boat ramp on mile marker 11. But he sped past police once again. Calhoun wrote that he heard the motorcycle's loud exhaust, but that Mcentee drove “blacked out,’’ with no lights.

Mcentee then turned onto Blue Water Drive, speeding down the dead-end street, eventually laying his motorcycle down in the grassy right of way before being placed in handcuffs. He told police that he fled because he wanted to go home to see his mother.

His Facebook page says his activities and interests include motorcycles and bike racing. Mcentee "liked" the Fast & Furious page.

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