Police say motorcyclist led high-speed chase

Suspect being treated for injuries from crash

March 17, 2000|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

An Odenton motorcyclist who police say led a trooper on a 130-mph chase yesterday was being guarded by police at the hospital where he was being treated after crashing into a concrete barrier.

Abraham Matthew Scrivner, 24, was listed in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, hospital officials said.

According to police, the driver lost control of his racing motorcycle on an Interstate 95 ramp to Route 2 south going about 100 mph -- ending a chase that exceeded 130 mph to 150 mph at points.

Trooper Steven Irving spotted a man on a Kawasaki ZX7R racing-style motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic on Crain Highway, Sgt. Michael Baresca said.

Irving activated his siren and lights to pull over the motorcyclist, Baresca said, but the man sped through a red light instead of stopping.

The motorcyclist turned onto I-97 northbound to I-695 westbound, according to police. At more than 100 mph, he drove to Route 295 to I-95 north, police said. As he exited toward Route 2 south, he lost control of the motorcycle, Baresca said.

No one else was injured, police said.

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