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.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.