Motorcycle driver charged after fleeing police, crashing bike, having methamphetamine

Photo credit: Marion Police Department

A Marion man has been charged after authorities say he crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police, with methamphetamine in his possession.

Police say on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, an officer attempted to stop a motorcycle on Yancey Street in Marion.

The driver of the motorcycle increased his speed and subsequently lost control, crashing the bike on Doyle Street.

The driver, Eric Houck, was found to be in possession of 24.87 grams of methamphetamine. He was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license, reckless driving to endanger, operating a vehicle with no insurance, failure to heed to lights and sirens, possession of methamphetamines and possession with intent to sale and deliver methamphetamines.

The female passenger, Allison Parker, was treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

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