Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a motorcyclist who refused to stop for police near the Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road intersection on April 10. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a motorcyclist who refused to stop for police near the Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road intersection on April 10. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP seek ‘stunting’ motorcyclist, who fled from police

Rider spotted near intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road April 10

The Nanaimo RCMP hopes the public can help identify the rider of a dirt bike who failed to stop for police.

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m., April 10, near the intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the officer involved was parked roadside when he saw the bike turning right onto White Rapids Road and noticed it did not have a license plate attached.

The officer followed the bike for a short distance until the bike sped off. Approximately 30 seconds later, the same bike approached, but was now going in the opposite direction. As the bike got closer, the officer could see that the rider was driving with only one wheel on the road (stunting). The officer activated his patrol car’s emergency equipment and partially blocked the road in attempt to get the rider to stop, but the rider simply sped up and drove off.

Due to the risk to the public and the rider, the officer did not attempt to stop the bike. It is unknown if the rider is man or woman, as the rider was wearing a helmet with a visor. One notable feature of the bike is that it had gold coloured shocks.

Anyone with information about who owns the motorcycle, or who was operating it, is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2021-12803.



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