A Pembroke man is facing drug charges after he allegedly crashed his motorcycle while attempting a wheelie, then fled officers on foot in Bridgewater Friday night, police said in a news release.
Bridgewater police said they spotted two sport-style motorcycles around 7:35 p.m. driving recklessly at 80 mph on Pleasant Street.
Motorcycle officer Jack Hennessey reportedly attempted to pull the pair over, but both kept driving.
One motorcyclist, later identified as 24-year-old Lucas Guimaraes, allegedly attempted to perform a wheelie before losing control and crashing into a mailbox near 535 Pleasant St., police said.
Guimaraes then fled the scene, officers said, running into the woods and ditching a backpack that police say they later found to contain a sum of money and multiple individually packaged plastic bags of cocaine.
After catching up with Guimaraes, police said they began treating “serious visible injuries believed to have been sustained in the crash.”
A Bridgewater Fire Department ambulance brought him to Brockton’s Good Samaritan Medical Center for further evaluation.
“The second motorcycle operator continued to flee from officers toward the intersection of Prospect and Vernon Streets,” police said. “The identity of the second operator is still under investigation by Officer Hennessey.”
Guimaraes was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, or cocaine.
He was issued a summons to appear in Brockton District Court at a later date.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information about the incident to call Hennessey at 508-697-6118.