In hurry to get to court, motorcyclist leads police on chase

A Lyndonville motorcyclist eluded police twice on his way to a Monday morning court appearance in St. Johnsbury.

At 8:49 AM, state police received a 911 call reporting a blue motorcycle operating erratically and unsafely on Memorial Dr in St. Johnsbury Center.

Troopers located the motorcycle in St. Johnsbury Village near the intersection of Portland St. and Railroad St.. They attempted to conduct a motor vehicle enforcement stop, but the operator, Raul Garcia, 32, eluded on the motorcycle.

Shortly later, Troopers and Lyndonville Police Chief Harris located the operator and motorcycle exiting I-91 on Exit 23 in Lyndonville. 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 operator was located at the Caledonia County Superior Courthouse at an arraignment from a previous case. The operator was identified as Raul Garcia and taken into custody, and transported to the St. Johnsbury Barracks for processing.

Garcia was cited to appear in court October 17 at 8:30 AM in Caledonia County to answer the charges of operating after suspension or revocation of license, Eluding a police officer X2, Grossly Negligent Operation X2.

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