Brevard County motorcyclist driving 100 mph claims he is ‘trained to drive like that,’ deputies say

Charles Thomas charged with reckless driving

Charles Thomas, 65, of Malabar. (WKMG 2021)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County man riding his motorcycle at more than 100 mph while weaving in and out of traffic told deputies his need for speed was OK because “he was trained to drive like that,” according to his arrest report.

Brevard County deputies said they spotted Charles Thomas, 65, of Malabar, on his motorcycle Wednesday around 10 a.m. traveling at speeds over 100 mph on U.S. 1 southbound approaching Malabar Road. According to the arrest report, Thomas then turned west on Malabar Road, passing cars in a no passing zone into oncoming traffic.

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When authorities caught up with Thomas, he told the arresting deputy, “He is trained to drive like that and he will do it anytime he is in a hurry!”

The report does not disclose what type of motorcycle training Thomas alleged he had.

Thomas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. His bail was set at $500, according to Brevard County Jail records.

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