Motorcycle pursuit in Beckley sends man to hospital, according to police

Local - 7/8/2014 5:30 AM by Rebecca Turco

BECKLEY – A man was taken to the hospital following a motorcycle pursuit, according to Beckley Police.

Corporal Dean Capehart said the incident happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday. He said police began pursuing the motorcycle on North Kanawha Street, when the driver was going around 15 miles over the speed limit and did not have registration.

The driver's speed reportedly increased even more during the pursuit, until he crashed on Ragland Road.

Capehart said upon the suspect’s recovery, he will face a felony charge of fleeing from an officer (reckless indifference), a speeding charge as well as a no operator’s charge.  


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