September 30, 2020
Wednesday morning, local police conducted two simultaneous high speed chases. A motorcycle was reported traveling north on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at an extremely high rate of speed at approximately 8:45 a.m. A chase involved the Sheriff’s office, the Virginia State Police and other police agencies. The pursuit continued north and moved into Accomack County. The motorcyclist continued at speeds over 100 mph. The motorcyclist avoided a road block continuing into Maryland where Maryland authorities picked up the chase.Meanwhile another motorcyclist was reported traveling north on Rt 13 near Cheriton. Another chase ensued and police chased the second rider north into Accomack County. The rider reached the Perdue light at Accomac and turned onto Baylys Neck Road, which is a dead end. The motorcyclist abandoned his bike and fled into the woods north of Accomac. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Department continued the search Wednesday afternoon, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police helicopter, but so far the suspect has not been located.