Motorcycle rider arrested in West Lafayette after fleeing police

A motorcycle rider is facing charges, after crashing in a pursuit with West Lafayette police

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 11:31 AM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 11:34 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A motorcycle rider is facing charges, after crashing in a pursuit with West Lafayette police Tuesday. According to police, 30-year-old Matthew Combs didn't have license plates on his motorcycle when an officer started following him, he allegedly rode off.

Police said Combs ran a red light northbound on Yeager Road at the Sagamore Parkway intersection. When he reached the Cumberland roundabout, witnesses say he crashed and took off on foot towards Amberleigh Village Park. Officers say they found him hiding under a weeping willow near the pond.

Police arrested Combs on several preliminary charges, including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and operating while being a habitual traffic violator.

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