Franklin man caught driving motorcycle dangerously in Tilton
A Franklin man was arrested Friday night for erratically driving a motorcycle along Route 140 in Tilton, police Chief Robert Cormier said in a release.
Keith McLeod, 32, will face charges of recklessly operating a vehicle and disobeying a police officer, Cormier said. Just before 10 p.m., officers saw a motorcycle going the wrong way on the eastbound side of Route 140 near the Tilt’N Diner, the release said. McLeod was also weaving in and out of lanes and failed to stop at a traffic signal near the Circle-K Irving gas station.
When the police officers tried to stop McLeod, he sped up and lost control of the motorcycle. After the motorcycle fell over, he attempted to run into the wooded area near the road, but the police apprehended him.
McLeod was taken in an ambulance to Concord Hospital for injuries from the accident. He is now stable, Cormier said. The police are looking into whether alcohol was involved, and the incident is still under investigation, Cormier said.