An Asbury Park man has been arrested after crashing his motorcylce in Eatontown after being pursued by police this weekend.
On Saturday, Aug.18 around 11 p.m. Eatontown Police Patrol Officer Chris Casson was patrolling in the area of Wyckoff Road and Pine Street when he observed a motorcycle traveling southbound on Wyckoff Road.
"The license plate on the motorcycle had been placed on the motorcycle in such a way that it was unreadable," Eatontown Police Det. Lawrence Tyler said. "P.O. Casson attempted to stop the motorcyclist for the violation but instead of pulling over and stopping for the officer the motorcyclist sped up and continued southbound on Wyckoff Road."
Det. Tyler said the driver of the motorcycle committed several motor vehicle vehicles violations while attempting to elude the officer, who lost sight of the driver on Highway 36 westbound.
Minutes later, the Tinton Falls Police Department received a call of a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Highway 18, Det. Tyler said.
"Tinton Falls and the Eatontown Police responded to the scene and found that the (crash) had occurred on the ramp leading from Highway 36 westbound onto State Highway 18 southbound in Eatontown," Det. Tyler said.
The driver of the motorcycle was not found at the crash scene, so Monmouth County Sherriff’s officers were called and used their dogs to aid in the search.
The driver, later identified as Tyrell Durant, 29, of Union Avenue in Asbury Park, was found hiding in a wooded area near the crash scene, Det. Tyler said.
"The driver was arrested and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were later found to be non-life threatening," Det. Tyler said.
He said the driver was charged with eluding police with a motor vehicle and several motor vehicle summons’, including driving with a suspended license.