POLICE: Teen leads police on pursuit after driving dirt bike through Jeffersontown High School breezeways
Jeffersontown Police say they've arrested a teenager after he rode a dirt bike through the breezeways at Jeffersontown High School during school hours, then crashed into a police cruiser.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersontown Police say they've arrested a teenager after he rode a motorized dirt bike through the breezeways at Jeffersontown High School during school hours, then crashed into a police cruiser.
According to an arrest report, it happened Monday afternoon.
Police say an officer went to the school after receiving a report that four dirt bikes were seen driving through the breezeways, "while school was in session." According to the arrest report, the bikes "took of" as an officer approached them.
About three hours later, there were reports that the bikes had returned to the school and were continuing to drive through the breezeways.
Police say they eventually found 18-year-old Michael T. Wilson, "riding a lime green dirt bike, wearing a pink helmet," and tried to stop him, but he drove away. Police pursued him, with lights and sirens activated, but he allegedly refused to stop, disregarding traffic signs and driving through several yards.
A short time later, an officer found him near the intersection of Chambers Way and Robsion Road, but he fled police again, according to the arrest report, again driving through several yards.
Police say he, "put other motorists at risk due to his reckless driving, darting in and out of traffic, through residential streets." Police added that he was, "often losing control of his dirt bike."
Eventually, police say they were able to get in front of Wilson as he was trying to drive out of a yard on Prince Lane. Police say he then lost control of his bike and ran into the back of a police cruiser.
According to the arrest report, Wilson has an "intermediate license," with no insurance or registration for the bike. Police say he told them he just got the bike on Sunday, and didn't have any paperwork for it.
Police say he caused $1,000 worth of damage to the cruiser.
Wilson was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, driving without a motorcycle operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, disregarding a stop sign and not having proper registration plates.
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