Motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h in Newmarket sought by police

Motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h in Newmarket sought by police

Police have released surveillance camera images of a suspect accused of driving a motorcycle 200 kilometres-per-hour on a residential road in Newmarket last month.

On July 14, a motorcycle with two occupants was spotted driving well over the speed limit on Mulcock Drive just west of Harry Walker Parkway around midnight.

As the motorcycle turned south on Leslie Street, police briefly lost sight of it before locating it at a red light on Ivsbridge Boulevard.

According to police, the driver quickly accelerated and headed north on Leslie Street when he noticed police presence.

The motorcyclist continued to travel at a high rate of speed eastbound onto Mulock Drive and then southbound onto Highway 404 where police again lost sight of it.

Investigators were able to determine that the driver went inside a gas station near Mulock Drive and Harry Walker Parkway prior to the incident.

In an effort to identify a suspect, police have released still images of a man from video surveillance at a gas station.

The suspect is described as a black male who is between 22 and 32 years old and approximately five-foot-ten. He was last seen wearing a black bandana, a black Manchester United jacket, green cargo pants and blue and white running shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7703 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).