Motorcyclist arrested for fleeing
A 25-year-old man on a sport motorcycle was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from Deputies on U.S. 1.
Cristofer Genao was charged with two counts of fleeing and eluding and not having a driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement.
The incident began at 4:54 p.m. when the Sheriff’s Office received word of a reckless motorcycle southbound on U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 111 passing on the shoulder at a high rate of speed.
Deputy Victor Morales spotted the motorcycle at Mile Marker 104 traveling 81 mph in a 45 mph zone. Deputy Morales attempted to stop the motorcycle, but it reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. Deputy Morales terminated his pursuit for safety reasons.
Detective Garrett Bragg spotted the motorcycle at Mile Marker 88. Detective Bragg estimated the motorcycle to be traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Detective Bragg attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle accelerated to speeds in excess of 80 mph. Detective Bragg terminated his pursuit for safety reasons.
Sgt. Gregg Johnson spotted the motorcycle at Mile Marker 86.7 as it approached his patrol car from the rear on U.S. 1. Sgt. Johnson estimated the motorcycle to be traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Deputy Nestor Argote pulled onto U.S. 1 behind the motorcycle and turned on his lights and siren. Sgt. Johnson also turned on his lights and siren. The motorcycle pulled over and stopped at Mile Marker 86.4.
The motorcyclist was identified as Genao.
Genao passed other vehicles illegally multiple times during the incident, using the center turn lane and shoulder of the highway.
Genao was taken to jail.[livemarket market_name="KONK Life LiveMarket" limit=3 category=“” show_signup=0 show_more=0]