Motorcyclists clocked at 150 mph


Two motorcyclists, one speeding at 150 mph, were arrested June 22 on charges of riding while drunk.
The Cobleskill State Police said they observed two motorcycles traveling west on I-88 including one black bike accelerating to 150 mph.
The Troopers activated their red lights but the bikes failed to stop. One bike exited I-88 on Exit 21 in Warnerville, police said. The bike went down Hite Road in Richmondville and turned around, drove around the patrol, failed to stop at a stop sign and turned west on Route 7.
The bike traveled at 90 mph in a 45 mph zone and passed multiple cars in a double yellow line, no passing zone, police said. The patrols backed off because of the unsafe conditions and returned to I-88.
The other bike, operated by David L. Miller, 31, of Hartwick, was stopped near Exit 20 in Richmondville.
During the interview, Mr. Miller was found to have a revoked license because of a previous driving while intoxicated and was found to be intoxicated.
He was charged with felony DWI, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Police said his blood alcohol content was .20 percent.
During the interview, police obtained the name of Adrian L. Caponera, 37, of Oneonta was the operator of the bike that failed to comply with police.
Police said they arrested Mr. Caponera in Oneonta and charged him with unlawfully fleeing from a police officer, DWI (.12 percent blood alcohol content), speeding 150 mph in a 65 mph zone and 90 in a 45 mph zone, two counts of reckless driving, two stop sign violations and unsafe passing in a no passing zone.
Mr. Miller was arraigned and issued tickets to return to Richmondville court on that day while Mr. Caponera was arraigned and was to return to Cobleskill court that night, police said.