Police chase dirt bike through Derby and Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police are looking for a dirt bike rider who led them on a dangerous chase through Derby and Newport on Friday.

At around 6:20 p.m. a trooper observed a dirt bike operating in an erratic and dangerous manner on Hinman Settler Road, just north of Schuler Road.

The operator was traveling over twice the posted limit, which is also a residential area.

The dirt bike was an orange full-size bike, likely a KTM, with a male operator, medium or thin in build and wearing dark clothing.

Police say the biker passed several other vehicles and a farm tractor at a high rate of speed, forcing a few motorists off the roadway.

During the chase the bike turned onto Schuler Road, continued onto Access Road, and blowing through the stop sign at the interstate on-ramps. He continued towards Newport City.

Police eventually decided to call off the chase.

The bike was last seen traveling north on Western Avenue in Newport City at a high rate of speed.

Police say on-board cruiser cameras were active during the incident, and that they will soon release images of the suspect.

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