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Last updated on Thursday, March 22, 2012
(COLUMBUS) - A motorcyclist escaped from police Monday night after officers ended a chase because of safety concerns.
The chase started at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 2800 block of 10th Street when the motorcycle took off from a stoplight at a high rate of speed, according to Columbus Police Department.
Police tried to stop the motorcycle in the area of McClure Road and 10th Street for speeding, but the motorcycle sped off.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, drove between vehicles in the center of westbound 10th Street when police stopped the chase because of the rate of speed and out of concerns for the safety of the driver and other motorists.
The motorcyclist was described as a white man with short brown hair. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and brown shorts at the time.
The chase was the second in two weeks with a motorcyclist. Police ended both chases because of safety concerns.
Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for Columbus Police Department, said more motorcyclists are out because of the warm weather. Motorcyclists who drive recklessly are putting themselves in danger along with the public and could be seriously injured.
"This is a pattern we're seeing that we just don't like," Myers said.
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