A motorcycle rider has been charged after an officer spotted a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed last Friday in the area of Normandale Road in Markham.
The officer lost sight of the motorcycle and alerted the York Police helicopter and the Air2 chopper located the the suspect travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on McCowan Road north of Major Mackenzie Drive.
Police followed the motorcycle as it drove around Markham, proceeding through a red light at the intersection of Elgin Mills Road and Highway 48.
The rider passed a police vehicle and was followed by the helicopter to a residence in the area of Raymerville Drive and Cairns Drive. The rider parked the bike on the road and ran into a house.
He was charged with numerous offences, his driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and the motorcycle was impounded for seven days.
York Regional Police have released video from Air2 to illustrate the dangers of operating a motorcycle at high speeds. It can be seen below.
The 26-year-old man from Markham is charged with stunt driving, careless driving, operate motor vehicle no insurance, drive motor vehicle improper licence, failing to stop at a red light, use plate not authorized.