Dirt biker arrested for leading police on city-wide search and dangerous driving
A 27-year-old dirt biker kept Kingston Police busy on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, when his dangerous driving caught the attention of police and lead to a series of incidents of dangerous driving and taunting police.
The incidents began in the city’s west end when a patrol officer observed a dirt bike in the distance running red lights, riding into oncoming traffic, and popping wheelies while speeding from Gardiners Road to Creekford Road at approximately 12:20 p.m. Officers began searching the area for the bike, according to a press release from Kingston Police, and, at one point, an officer located the bike on Weller Avenue. The dirt biker motioned for the officer to chase him before speeding off again.
As police continued searching for the bike, multiple complaints came in from citizens who’d observed the bike swerving in and out of traffic, driving onto sidewalks and around pedestrians, and popping wheelies for several hundred meters, Kingston Police said.
Later in the afternoon, the bike was seen heading southbound on Highway 15 and turning into the Greenwood Park area in Kingston’s east end. Officers responded to the area and located the accused driver at an address on Freeman Crescent. He was found hiding in the attic of the house.
The accused was arrested, and was also identified as the rider seen doing wheelies at high rates of speed on Gore Road on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as well as on Saturday, Sept. 15 on Gore Road and Fieldstone Crescent. The man was charged with dangerous driving, fleeing police, and driving while disqualified. The dirt bike was impounded.