Police say he drove over 100 mph in neighborhoods, blew stop signs and ran red lights. Do you know who this biker is?
IDAHO FALLS — If you broke a bunch of laws on your Harley in front of a police officer, the Idaho Falls Police Department is asking its social media followers to help track you down.
A post shared Thursday on IFPD’s Facebook page details what happened on Holmes Avenue Tuesday around 4 p.m.
“IF you’re out this weekend riding your Harley down Holmes Ave, enjoying the sunshine, playing your music and revving loud enough that everyone can hear you coming from three blocks away, you might attract the attention of a police officer who happens to be walking down that street,” the post says. “IF you then decide to do a burnout and drive off recklessly right in front of that police officer, he may go ahead and decide to pull you over for reckless driving. #uhoh”
Police say the dangerous driver attempted to elude the officer by driving over 100 mph on residential streets “blowing stop signs and red lights along the way, leaving 30-foot skid marks on the road, putting other drivers, pedestrians and kids outside also enjoying the sunshine at risk.”
A pursuit was not initiated because “high-speed chases in the city aren’t taken lightly” but the rider’s photo was pulled from dash cameras and, as of Thursday evening, had been shared nearly 400 times on social media.
“So IF any of our fine citizens can help us ID this guy, we’d like to have a chat with him,” the post says. “And while we’re here, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Wear your helmets people…And since it’s going to have to be said, we have nothing against motorcycles (Did I mention we have two motorcycle officers in our Traffic Unit? #MotorOfficers). That reckless driving though… bad idea no matter how many wheels are on your vehicle.”
If you know who the driver is, police ask you to call (208) 529-1200 or send a private message on Facebook.