A motorcyclist successfully evaded a pursuing Naperville police car, only to end up being arrested later at his parents' home on the city's far south side.
Kyle E. Regas, 19, lives on the 3000 block of Brossman Street. He faces trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on charges of aggravated fleeing from police at 21 mph over the posted speed limit, driving 26-35 mph over the posted speed limit, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, disobeying a traffic signal, improper passing and failure to signal a turn.
Regas' troubles began about 11 p.m. May 10, as he rode his 2009 Suzuki MC east on Aurora Avenue near West Street, just west of downtown Naperville.
Police Sgt. Bill Davis said a patrol officer began following the motorcycle after Regas allegedly began weaving through traffic without using his turn signals.
The officer tried to stop Regas near Chicago Avenue and Washington Street, Davis wrote Friday in an email. Regas instead sped north "at a high rate of speed," which the officer determined was well over the posted limit of 25 mph, he said.
Davis said the motorcycle ran a red traffic light at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Washington Street. Officers ended their pursuit at that point, but not before getting the owner information from the motorcycle's registration, he said.
Police arrived a short time later at the Regas family's home. Further investigation showed Regas had been riding the motorcycle and was responsible for the seven traffic infractions, he said.
An examination of court documents revealed Regas received a prior speeding ticket in DuPage County. He has no other record there, or in Kane and Will counties.
Regas is free on bond. His arraignment date is pending.