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.