Multiple charges levied after motorcycle chase, crash

Zachary Carlson, 22, of 7425 Edison St., Russells Point, faces numerous charges after leading Washington Township Police and other authorities on a high speed chase after ignoring a traffic stop attempt just before 8 p.m. Saturday.



While on routine patrol, a township officer observed an oncoming motorcyclist stop in the westbound lane of State Route 366, near the spillway east of Russells Point, and perform a “burn out.” The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, when the cyclist ignored the officer and headed west toward Russells Point at a high rate of speed. He then ignored two stop signs at U.S. Route 33, S.R. 366 and Lincoln Boulevard and headed east on U.S. 33 at speeds reaching nearly 90 miles an hour. He then left a 345 foot skid mark as he attempted to slow to turn onto Township Road 94, where he lost control and wrecked the bike.

Russells Point police and Logan County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the chase and apprehension and an Indian Lake squad responded, but was not needed. The bike was hauled from the scene of the crash with moderate damage.

Carlson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, felony failure to comply with a police order, two stop sign violations, reckless operation, ignoring traffic control devices, failure to control, no motorcycle endorsement and no protective helmet.

He was taken to the Logan County Jail.