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Rockwall police searching for speeding motorcyclist

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Police are searching for a speeding motorcyclist who caused a police chase on westbound I-30 last night just after Midnight.

According to Rockwall Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeff Welch, after accelerating rapidly to speeds in excess of 100 mph, the driver abruptly stopped the motorcycle on I-30, approximately one mile west of Horizon Rd. and fled on foot down an embankment towards the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard.

A foot search was then conducted but officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Based on information developed at the scene, Welch said it was believed the suspect fled into the water in an attempt to evade capture.

Using Search and Rescue Units from the Garland Fire Department, Dallas Fire Department and Rockwall Police Department, a thorough land search was conducted with no results.

Additionally, personnel from Dallas Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue team conducted a search from a boat with no results.

Welch said at approximately 4:45 am the suspect contacted a family member, who then contacted police. Police are still searching for the suspect.

If you have any knowledge or information about the suspect, please contact Rockwall Police at (972) 771-7717.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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