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Brookline Police arrest cyclist after pursuit through Coolidge Corner

Posted by Brock Parker  November 10, 2011 01:57 PM

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Brookline Police arrested a Brighton man yesterday who allegedly ran a red light on his bicycle and lead police on a short pursuit in Coolidge Corner at rush hour.

John D. Keamy, 21, reportedly shook his head and said “no” to a police officer who told him to pull over after the cyclist allegedly rode through a red light at Harvard and Beacon Street at 6:14 p.m., according to Brookline Police.

Police said Keamy continued riding his bicycle north on Harvard Street as a police officer got into a marked car and began pursuing him with the vehicle’s blue lights flashing. Police said Keamy was passing the rush-hour traffic at a fast pace and weaving in and out of traffic without using hand signals while police chased after him.

Police Officer Lloyd Davis Jr. was then able to cut in front of Keamy’s bicycle with his police cruiser just before Thorndike Street, and when Davis got out of the car and ran toward the bike, Keamy finally stopped for police, according to the police report.

Keamy was arrested on charges of a refusing to stop and identify himself for police, a red light violation, being disorderly and several municipal bicycle violations.

Davis and several other police officers had been conducting bicycle enforcement in Coolidge Corner at the time of the incident Wednesday.

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