UPDATE – 4/9/2018 –
The following is the actual YPD press statement:
YARMOUTH POLICE CHARGE STREET BIKE OPERATOR DRIVING OVER 100MPH
On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 7:50PM, Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Sean Geary observed a red and white street bike style motorcycle turn onto Winslow Gray Road travelling directly in front of him.
He further observed the street bike turn right turn onto Buck Island Road traveling west begin to rapidly accelerate to 60-65mph in the posted 45mph zone.
Officer Geary activated the emergency lights in the area of the Yarmouth Water Department but the vehicle did not immediately pull over.
Officer Geary also activated the cruiser emergency sirens and the operator turn his head around and looked at him and instead of stopping, rapidly accelerated again and went directly through the red light at Buck Island Rd and West Yarmouth Rd.
Officer Geary radioed the Yarmouth Police Department Emergency 911 Dispatch Center of the speeding and failure to stop and advised that he would not be pursuing the motorcycle.
Officer Geary, deactivated his cruiser emergency equipment, and reported last seeing the vehicle at a distance traveling at an estimated speed of 100-120mph in the 45mph zone.
As he approached the intersection of Buck Island and Camp St the motorcycle was out of sight. Officer Geary observed an individual wearing a helmet crawling out of the woods on the north side of the road.
Officer Geary then observed the motorcycle in a ditch, against some trees about 20 yards east of where he located the operator.
The operator took off his helmet and identified himself as Robert Alves.
YPD requested an ambulance to check on Alves’s medical condition. Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department arrived and transported Alves to Cape Cod Hospital suffering from minor injuries.
Mid Cape Collision arrived and towed the red and white Kawasaki Ninja bearing MA MC 2A1063 owned by Antone Salgado of New Bedford.
When interviewed by police at Cape Cod Hospital, Alves stated he was very sorry and the last thing he remembered before crashing was looking at the speedometer and seeing 110mph.
Due to Alves being admitted to Cape Cod Hospital, he was not placed under arrest.
We have completed our investigation and Alves is charged with the following motor vehicle violations.
Summons: ROBERT A. ALVES
Address: 467 YARMOUTH RD W YARMOUTH, MA
FAIL TO STOP FOR POLICE
OPERATING A MV NEGLIGENTLY SO AS TO ENDANGER
UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE
OPERATING AFTER REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION
FAIL TO STOP/YIELD
SPEEDING OVER 100MPH
Initial HN coverage:
WEST YARMOUTH – A young motorcyclist is very lucky to be alive this evening after his bike flew off the roadway and into the woods that run along Buck Island Road.
At around 8:00PM, a Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer reportedly witnessed the motorcycle speed past him at about 100 mph…
… the patrol officer quickly activated his blues lights, but the motorcyclist allegedly failed to stop.
The officer then began to follow in the direction of where the motorcycle was last seen speeding away.
A short time later, near the intersection of Buck Island Road and Camp Street, the officer noticed the driver of the motorcycle crawling up out of the woods toward the roadway.
The motorcycle had left the roadway and traveled some distance along the soft shoulder, woods, and brush before landing wedged among several trees.
As you will see in the following HN Video, the bike was heavily damaged and torn apart.
The driver, a young man, approximately in his 20s, can be seen sitting in the back of a Yarmouth ambulance, banged up and clearly in pain… but also very fortunate to still be alert and conscious.
The driver is reportedly looking at criminal charges, including Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, speeding, and other serious motor vehicle offenses. [CHECK BACK FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS]
*All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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