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Attempted motorcycle traffic stop leads to flight and two arrests

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2019 | Drug Charges

When law enforcement in Illinois initiates a traffic stop, drivers are expected to comply. If a driver flees, there can be a litany of charges related to that act. In some cases, one incident will result in the arrest of another for separate charges. As a recent example of this, two men are facing allegations with one accused of fleeing police on a motorcycle and another possessing drugs.

A police chase of a motorcycle ended with two men being arrested. It started at shortly before 9 a.m. when a police chief tried to pull over the Honda motorcycle, and the driver fled. Law enforcement chased the motorcycle, and its speed surpassed 80 mph. Since the motorcycle was moving so fast, the chase ended. The police chief was informed that the motorcyclist had pulled in behind a restaurant where the 59-year-old driver of the motorcycle was found.

The driver had previously been incarcerated. He was on supervised release and was on bond for a felony in another area of the state. After making the arrest, law enforcement officials found a second man, 52, who also had a felony warrant due to possessing methamphetamine. He too was arrested. As the arrest was made, officers reportedly discovered drug paraphernalia and what they believed to be methamphetamine.

Drug crimes are taken seriously and can result in hefty charges, including jail time and fines. If there were previous offenses, it can lead to a radically changed life with a long incarceration. When the charges are compounded by fleeing law enforcement, it can be worse. This can negatively impact a person’s life even after they have completed the sentence. Forging a strong defense is an important part of confronting these charges. Having legal representation from an attorney experienced in defending against drug charges might make a major difference in the outcome of a case like this.