PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

October 7, 2013

Motorcyclist leaves license with NPD police before chase

Mary Meaux
The Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND — A motorcyclist left his drivers license with police before leading officers on a winding chase through the city Monday morning.

Nederland Police made a routine traffic stop of a motorcycle at about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 800 block of South Texas 347. The driver fled the scene after handing the officer his drivers license, Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush said.

The pursuit began and the motorcyclist headed westbound to Avenue H then up to 24th Street to Nederland Avenue. From there he went west on Nederland Avenue to Hardy then to Avenue F. From there he went to 32nd Street then back to Nederland Avenue to U.S. 69.

From there he headed down Helena Avenue and that’s when the chase was terminated.

“At that time the chase was terminated due to heavy school traffic and concern for the safety of the public,” Bush said. “We do have his drivers license and will be filing charges for evading arrest.”

Police believe the suspect fled because he has warrants for his arrest.

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