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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Scooter Driver Led Police Down Packed Boardwalk Before Crashing Into Dumpster

OCEAN CITY — A Frederick man was arrested on numerous charges last weekend after fleeing and eluding police during a chase on a rented motor scooter that included a packed Boardwalk on a busy Saturday night.

Around 6:40 p.m. last Saturday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was on marked patrol in the area of 18thStreet and Baltimore Avenue when he observed a male later identified as Percy Tolson, 18, of Frederick, riding a rented motor scooter without eye protection or a wind screen. In addition, Tolson was riding the scooter with earphone plugs in both ears.

The officer began following Tolson as he traveled north on Baltimore Avenue at a high rate of speed, relative to the speed of a scooter, while passing other vehicles on the roadway. Tolson reportedly made a sharp left turn onto 24th Street without signaling or without any warning in front of other vehicles and the officer following him activated his lights and siren.



Anonymous said...

OMG! Riding a scooter without a windshield and earplugs. What is the world coming to?!
Americas Most Wanted.
Don't these guys have more serious crime to pursue rather than causing a public hazard in a high-speed chase?!?

Anonymous said...

High rate of speed...? Seriously? 50cc rented scooter probably tops out at around 35-40mph.
What are OCPD driving, peddle cars??

Anonymous said...

OCPD officer was in a hurry to apprehend because he knew he'd better not be near the boardwalk after dark. The mayor does not want any thugs to be uncomfortable in their safe space.

Anonymous said...

The rentals of these scooter, wave runners and boats lead to nothing but problems, but they are allowed to rent them in the name of the almighty dollar. Rentals should be banned. If you can't afford it, don't know how to properly use, you shouldn't be allowed to rent it.

Anonymous said...

True, I rented a floor sander once- totally buggered up my dining room floor