Motorcycle flees from police in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 32-year-old man from Lyndonville was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in St. Johnsbury yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a blue motorcycle operating erratically and unsafely on Memorial Drive in St. Johnsbury at around 8:50 a.m.

Police located the motorcycle in St. Johnsbury Village near the intersection of Portland Street and Railroad Street.

Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle enforcement stop, but the operator fled.

Shortly later, Troopers and Lyndonville Police Chief Harris located the motorcycle exiting I-91 on Exit 23 in Lyndonville.

Police say they attempted to conduct a motor vehicle enforcement stop in the parking lot of the Colonnade Inn but the operator eluded a second time.

St. Johnsbury Probation and Parole heard about the attempted law enforcement stops in St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville and contacted law enforcement to advise them of the identity of the operator.

The driver was located at the Caledonia County Superior Courthouse at an arraignment from a previous case.

Police identified the driver as Raul Garcia and took him into custody.

Garcia was cited for the charges of operating after suspension or revocation of license, eluding a police officer X2, and grossly negligent operation X2.

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