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Westport Police Charge Motorcyclist After Chase

WESTPORT, Conn. – A 33-year-old Stamford man was charged with reckless driving and other charges after he sped away on a motorcycle when an officer tried to pull him over in Westport Sunday afternoon, police said.

Westport police received a call from state police requesting assistance in stopping several motorcycles that were clocked driving over 100 mph on Interstate 95, police said. Some of the motorcyclists reportedly got off the highway at exit 18 southbound, police said.

Westport Police Officer Kevin Smith spotted three of the motorcyclists who had gotten off the highway, but when he tried to pull them over, they sped away, police said.  In an effort to elude the officer, the motorcyclists passed other vehicles by driving over the double yellow lines, the police report said.

One of the motorcyclists, identified as William Brown, was stopped and charged with disobeying the signal of an officer, a misdemeanor, reckless driving and two other violations. He was released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 31 and was turned over to state police.

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