Speeding Motorcyclist Pursued by RCMP Helicopter
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Prince George, B.C.- We know this story is not the result of something that happened in the "250", however, it is one which everyone will be, or is already, talking about so we thought we would share it with you.
Burnaby RCMP say that yesterday, around 5:30 p.m., the RCMP's Air One helicopter observed a motorcycle driving in a dangerous manner while crossing the Pitt River Bridge.
Air One maintained visual contact with the motorcycle which was travelling at speeds in excess of 150 kilometres per hour on the Lougheed Highway and later in excess of 200 kilometres per hour on the Trans Canada Highway.
(click on the photo at right for a video portion of the motorcycle speeding. all images and video courtesy RCMP)
Police vehicles attempted to stop the motorcycle several times but the rider kept speeding away. In order to protect the motoring public, all ground units were backed off and the pursuit was maintained by Air One. The pursuit took the rider and Air One through several Lower Mainland communities, including Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, and Vancouver.
Just before 7:00 pm the motorcycle was observed pulling into the underground parking lot of the Metropolis at Metrotown. Ground units then moved in and were able to locate the driver of the motorcycle as he attempted to flee in an SUV being operated by a female. The SUV was pulled over shortly after it left the Metropolis at Metrotown by a Vancouver City Police unit.
One 2012 black Ducati Motorcycle was seized from the parking lot of the Metropolis at Metrotown and a 2006 Range Rover SUV was towed after the arrest of the occupants.
Charges of Dangerous Driving and Criminal Flight from Police are being recommended against one 29 year old male of Port Coquitlam, B.C. His name is not being released pending the swearing of charges against him.
The driver of the SUV is not facing charges.
The Burnaby RCMP Traffic Section is investigating.
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