State Police arrest reckless motorcyclist
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A motorcyclist police say has been flying on highways around greater Boston at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour and racing down breakdown lanes to evade police for several weeks has finally been busted.
State police arraigned 29-year-old Daniel Rebello of Somerset Tuesday in Quincy District Court on violations including speeding and reckless driving.
The motorcyclist was arrested in Randolph on Tuesday morning after being spotted hiding behind a tractor-trailer in a parking lot in Randolph, minutes after he was seen speeding along Route 24, making sudden lane changes, traveling in the median and even traveling south in a northbound lane.
“As I activated my lights, he flipped down his clear visor, we made direct eye contact and he sped off at approximately 100 plus miles an hour,” said Trooper Michael Hardman, Mass. State Police.
Police say the black and yellow Suzuki had no license plates and the rider's features were obscured by a helmet that covered his face.
“When I observed him pulling out he made eye contact with me. Put down the shield on his helmet and took off up the sidewalk for about 50 feet and got out on the road, he was driving in the wrong side of the road,” said Officer Michael Foley, Arlington Police Dept.
After putting word out on Facebook and Twitter on Monday, police say they spotted the man again Tuesday morning racing up Route 24 in Randolph.
Police say Rebello was finally caught in Randolph when a trucker found him hiding behind his tractor trailer and called police.
Authorities also say Rebello is wanted by police in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Right now he is being held without bail for at least 60 days. He told the judge that he wants to represent himself in court.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.