It is always better to obey traffic laws. But that was not the case Wednesday afternoon when three of a half dozen motorcycle riders were cited after doing wheelies in Fayetteville and, in the case of one rider, fleeing from officers.
Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said deputies late Wednesday afternoon received a BOLO (be on the look-out) for six to eight motorcycles traveling through Fayetteville while doing tricks on their bikes and speeding.
The group was pulled the over at Royal Ridge Drive on Ga. Highway 85 south of town at approximately 4 p.m., Rowan said. Deputies at the scene collected driver’s licenses from each of the bikers.
Rowan said two in the group were arrested at the scene. Those included Joshua Booth, 23, of Douglasville, and 33 year-old Ellenwood resident Tommy Flythe, both on traffic-related violations, said Rowan.
A third man, 35 year-old Lithia Springs resident Victor James Bell got on his motorcycle and quickly drove off, with officers pursuing him for a short distance, said Rowan. Officers called off the pursuit since Bell’s identifying information was already in deputies’ possession, Rowan said. A check of the vehicle’s license plate showed that it was stolen, Rowan added.
Rowan said Bell turned himself in to authorities Thursday and was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and fleeing and eluding.