Motorcycle outruns GSP, MPD and WCSO on Mt. Vernon Road

Diners enjoying a meal at Silver Queen on Wayne Street Tuesday evening were surprised when a motorcycle came racing down the street with members of Georgia State Patrol and Monroe Police Department on its tail.
MPD public information officer Shannon Haynes confirmed that officers with MPD were assisting in a chase with a motorcycle traveling at extremely high speeds downtown and onto Highway 78 towards Athens. He said that Walton County Sheriff’s Office was also involved in the chase.

“GSP was trying to stop it and it went down James Huff and then back onto Highway 78 towards Athens,” Haynes said, adding that the motorcycle was able to get away from its pursuers on Mt. Vernon Road.

Haynes said GSP initiated the pursuit and they were just assisting. GSP is still involved in a search for the motorcyclist at this time. It is not known what prompted the chase, but Monroe officers are no longer involved.

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