High speed chase after rider avoids curfew checkpoint
A man who led police on a high-speed chase early yesterday morning was arrested after he hurt his ankle climbing over a wall.
Officers later found that the 26-year-old was in possession of “suspected crack cocaine”.
A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said that shortly before 12.30am officers with the Roads Policing Unit were at a curfew checkpoint on North Shore Road in Devonshire when they saw a motorcycle make a U-turn.
Police tried to stop the rider, who led them on a high-speed chase along Middle Road and onto Shelton Road in Pembroke, where he lost control and fell off the bike near First Avenue.
The spokesman said: “The suspect then attempted to evade police by jumping over a nearby wall, however he sustained a serious ankle injury in the process and was subsequently arrested.
“The suspect, a 26-year-old male, was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment to a suspected broken ankle.
“An officer sustained a minor hand injury during the arrest as the suspect attempted to escape.”
A police search discovered “a quantity of suspected crack cocaine as well as a quantity of cannabis resin”.
The rider’s motorcycle was found to be unlicensed and uninsured.