Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Faster Than A Speeding Motorcyclist ...

  
Baxter Chases Speeder Exceeding 100MPH on Route 390

From WHEC-TV: Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter says he not only had to chase a speeding motorcyclist down in his car, he had to also chase him on foot.

Just before 8:00am, Chief Baxter was in a police cruiser on 390 north, between West Ridge Road and Latta Road, when he clocked a motorcycle driving more than 100 miles per hour.

When Baxter caught up with him, lights on, the motorcyclist sped off, exiting the highway at Latta Road, running a red light and then getting back on 390. Then Baxter says, the driver jumped off his bike, running into the woods along the road. Another police officer caught him, just off Latta Road.

The driver, Rob Martin, 25, of Rochester, was charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was also issued several traffic tickets and was served a warrant for unlawful possession of marijuana in the City of Rochester.

SCATS ~~ Kudos to Chief Todd. One question: why was the warrant for marijuana possession specific to the City of Rochester when he was caught in Greece??
   

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Instead of one car going at a ridiculous speed there were two. How was this safe? Wonderful for anyone who was in the way.Whats GPDs chase policy?

Anonymous said...

I understand it was outstanding from the city so when they caught him greece they could serve him with it finally.

SCATS said...

To 4:46PM ~~ Although I've heard GPD supposedly has a policy on that, I've never heard the specifics of it.

To 5:46PM ~~ You understand this from who/what?

Anonymous said...

D&C: "was served a city warrant for unlawful possession of marijuana"

Channel 13: "Turns out, Rob Martin was wanted on a warrant out of the city, for unlawful possession of marijuana."

The warrant was out prior to today and was served when he was apprehended.

-5:46

Anonymous said...

5:46 I heard that too from the wham radio report. He had an outstanding warrant for marijuana in the city and didn't do community service.

4:46 And Chief Todd pursued but within safe parameters. The biker got ahead of him and exited the 390 at latta and re-entered the 390 almost causing a crash on latta. It was simple for Baxter to observe all of this. When the biker ditched his bike the chief stopped his car and followed on foot. Supercop! Another officer , unnamed, apprehended the criminal. Batman and Robin. Wham! Pow! Kapow!

SCATS said...

To 9:21PM ~~ Thank you for the details. When I checked, they hadn't released his name yet.

To 9:38PM ~~ Calm down! We don't want you expecting this kind of performance everyday ;)

Anonymous said...

Bax rules!

SCATS said...

To 6:56AM ~~ Yes, everyone knows you've got a crush on him. Try to keep calm though, OK? ;)

Anonymous said...

You'd never see Merritt Rahn doing this!!! That many had too many donuts.

Anonymous said...

Every woman in the town of Greece has a crush on Bax. Scats get with the times will you!