A 32-year-old Edgemoor man on a motorcycle led Rock Hill police on a chase Thursday through the streets of Rock Hill.
The driver was traveling 62 mph in a 35 mph zone on a motorcycle without tags on East Main Street in Rock Hill when police began following the vehicle, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The driver turned without signaling, at which point the police officer turned on his blue lights and the chase ensued. The motorcycle driver wove through the streets, running several stop signs and turning without signaling before the police officer was able to catch up with the driver. The officer pulled to the left of the motorcycle in an attempt to block him, the report said.
The officer then ordered the driver to turn his engine off. The man complied, but as the officer climbed out of his vehicle, the motorcycle driver started his engine and sped away, “nearly stalling twice before fleeing,” the report states.
After a few more twists and turns, police lost sight of the motorcycle and sent out a description of the vehicle to other patrolling officers.
Another officer later saw the vehicle driving recklessly on Mount Gallant Road and was able to arrest the driver “without incident,” according to the report.
The vehicle identification number is not registered with the South Carolina or North Carolina motor vehicle departments.
The driver was charged with driving under suspension for the fourth time and failure to stop for a blue light, and was issued other traffic citations. He said the vehicle was not his bike and he did not know whether it was insured.