Driving on the wrong side of the road in a stolen motorcycle is not a smart thing to do, especially when a state trooper is watching you.
LINCOLN (DE): Police say a man was arrested after a state trooper saw him driving on the wrong side of the road Saturday afternoon on a stolen motorcycle.
Police say the operator of the motorcycle, who refused to stop, led troopers on a pursuit in the Lincoln area. Police identified the operator as 32 year-old Zachary Mills of Houston.
According to a news release, the trooper observed a black motorcycle traveling eastbound on Greely Avenue on the wrong side of the roadway. Troopers followed the motorcycle and observed additional traffic violations before initiating a traffic stop on Greely Avenue.
“The operator of the motorcycle failed to stop and fled onto Clendaniel Pong Road at a high rate of speed.,” said police spokesman Jason Hatchell.” “Troopers obtained the registration for the motorcycle and learned it was stolen out of Milford PD.”
Police say the operator continued to evade police as multiple traffic violations were being committed, including failure to signal, traveling above the posted speed limit, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to maintain a single lane.
The motorcycle eventually came to a stop in the Cedar Village Mobile Home Park. The driver, Zachary Mills was taken into custody without further incident. In addition a search incident to arrest lead to the discovery of drug paraphernalia on Mills., Hatchell said.
Mills was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony), Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 4 counts, and Numerous Traffic Offenses.
Mills was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,600.00 cash bond.