Motorcycle rider faces charges after month-long search

Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) has concluded an investigation into a driver dangerously operating a motorcycle through parts of Crystal Beach.

On April 7, 2024, police responded to reports of a motorcycle driving dangerously around 10 p.m. near Derby Road and Conway Place.

Shortly after, at 10:21 pm, an officer spotted a matching motorcycle speeding and doing wheelies on Ridgeway Road and Roxborough Road.

The driver then allegedly accelerated past police on Roxborough, trying to provoke a chase.

Investigating officers were able to identify a suspect, a 20-year-old local man.

On May 3, 2024, officers met with the suspect and seized a repainted black and grey Yamaha R6.

According to a recent news release issued by NRPS, the man was charged with several provincial offences under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA):

  • Drive vehicle while performing a stunt (HTA s. 172(1))
  • Owner operate motor vehicle on highway – no insurance (CAIA s. 2(1)(A))
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle (HTA s. 12(1)(D))
  • Drive motor vehicle improper licence (HTA s. 32(1))

Police also suspended the suspect’s licence for 30 days and impounded the motorcycle for 14 days.

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