A 26-year-old man who led police on an early morning high speed chase and suffered a suspected broken ankle while trying to escape, is today facing a number of charges, including possession of drugs and riding an unlicensed and uninsured motorcyle.
Police say the incident occurred shortly before 12:30am – after curfew, this morning (Feb 10) at a curfew checkpoint on North Shore Road in Devonshire.
A spokesman said officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) “observed a motorcycle make a U-turn” as the rider approached the checkpoint.
When they attempted to stop him, the rider led them on “a high speed chase west along Middle Road in Devonshire and on to Shelton Road in Pembroke”, where he “lost control and came off the bike in the area of First Avenue”.
“The suspect then attempted to evade police by jumping over a nearby wall.