High Speed Pursuit Along the Avenue Had to Be Abandoned for Safety Reasons Today
A traffic violation by a motorcycle rider led Lt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to attempt to pull over the driver a little after 4 p.m. The motorcyclist pulled down into Myers Flat followed by Swithenbank with his lights flashing.
The motorcyclist fled southbound on the Avenue. Swithenbank followed. The cyclist threw a plastic bottle containing a purple drink that struck the Sheriff’s vehicle. The liquid splashed over the windshield.
The motorcyclist continued at an unsafe speed and there was a large number of other vehicles on the Avenue, according to Swithenbank so he abandoned pursuit for safety reasons.
The pursuit was briefly re-instigated in Miranda after the motorcyclist was spotted there. But again had to be abandoned for safety reasons.
However, the license plate number of the offender was recorded.