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Old 05-19-2017, 08:34 AM   #1
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Man sues officer after crashing into police SUV on motorcycle during high-speed chase

A motorcyclist has filed suit against a police officer following a crash in Westport that left him with more than $100,000 in medical bills.

Derek Pereira was riding his motorcycle on Route 6 when an officer flashed his squad car's lights, signaling for him to pull over. Officials claim they clocked the driver traveling more than 25 miles per hour above the 50 mph speed limit.

The motorcycle accelerated as the officer followed.

As Pereira continued to accelerate, the officer claim the motorcycle was traveling at about 120 miles per hour.

In the midst of the multi-mile chase, Westport police officer Jarrod Levesque used his police SUV to block eastbound lanes on the Route. He activated his emergency lights and, seconds later, Pereira crashed into the vehicle.

Following the crash, Pereira was arrested on nine charges, including speeding, failure to stop for police, and driving with a suspended license.

The 31-year-old admits in the suit to speeding but believes police used an unnecessary tactic to deescalate the situation, one that left him with high medical bills. He seeks unspecified monetary damages.

In a statement shared with press, an attorney for the officer says the crash was caused by "the plaintiff's own admitted conduct."
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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People (Lawyers) amaze me, but the sad part is everyday we see more and more Stuipd shit like this. IMM PC'ness is at the heart of this no accountability world we live in. PC'ness instills the "It can't be my fault so it has to be somebody else's ".
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Amazing. Just amazing. Judge should throw him in jail for making the officers life hard
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