Saanich Police Department has arrested a man, who allegedly fled from police on an uninsured motorcycle and proceeded to crash it into a wooded area early Wednesday morning.
On July 22, officers said they responded to a report about a domestic dispute in the 1800 block of Harvard Place at around 6:30 a.m.
According to police, when they arrived in the area of the dispute, they witnessed a man on a motorcycle trying to leave the area.
One of the officers tried to stop the motorcyclist, but the suspect sped away at a “high-rate of speed.” Police also described him to have blown through a stop sign in the process.
As the motorcyclist was leaving the area an officer was able to record his license plate, however, minutes later a witness told police they had seen a motorcycle crash in the wooded trails off of Finnerty Road.
Saanich Police were able to locate the crash site and arrest the 36-year-old man. He had sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the crash and was taken to the hospital before entering police custody.
According to officers, the man did not possess a driver’s license and the plates on the motorcycle had been forged.
Police say the man is facing multiple charges including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Obstruct a Peace Officer, Flight from Police, Forgery, and additional Motor Vehicle Act offences.
“It appears that this individual fled from police because he did not have a licence, was riding an uninsured motorcycle, and had court conditions imposed that prevented him from driving period. His actions were completely reckless and void of care for anyone that may have been using the roads this morning,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades with Saanich Police.
SaanichPD added that the man is facing charges related to conditions imposed from courts outside of British Columbia.