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By BETH ZUMWALT
The Pleasant Hill Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red and black Baja Warrior 200cc Minibike on Brant Street in Pleasant Hill on April 22 at 5:19 p.m.
The driver was identified as Darryl Wayne Bequette Jr., 34, of Pleasant Hill. Bequette, who had warrants out of both Pike and Calhoun Counties, fled from law enforcement by driving through residential yards and on top of the levee.
Law enforcement was able to track Bequette to a wooded area south of the Pleasant Hill Grade School.
Bequette was taken into custody and charged with the following offenses: aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude (two or more traffic control devices), aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude (two or more traffic control devices), driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid registration, reckless driving, eight counts of disobeying a traffic control device, operation of an off-highway motorcycle in a careless manner, operation of non-highway vehicles on roadway,Calhoun County warrant-failure to pay fine (17-tr-243), Pike County warrant-failure to appear at arraignment on charges of gift or sale of liquor to a minor, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and driving while license suspended.
Bequette is lodged in the Pike County Jail.
The Pleasant Hill Police Department was assisted by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.