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Yorktown Man Speeds, Flees Police on Motorcycle

The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 46-year-old Yorktown man faces a number of charges including speeding, unlicensed operation and fleeing a police officer, Yorktown police said. 

Police began the investigation on Oct. 21 at about 10:22 p.m. when officer Nadoraski observed a 1992 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling north on Veterans Road at a high rate of speed onto Greenwood Street. 

When police attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver did not stop. Police followed the motorcycle as it traveled in a "reckless manner" on Evergreen Street before the man fled the scene on foot while on Farsund Drive, police said. 

The driver was identified as Michael J. Chapins. 

He was charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanors; as well as two counts of speeding, two counts of stop sign violations, unsafe passing, unlicensed operation, traffic violations. 

The man voluntarily appeared at police headquarters on Nov. 1 at about 4:10 p.m. He was processed and released on $500 bail. Chapins was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Dec. 4.

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