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High-speed motorcycle chase in Calvert County

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Calvert County, MD -- Two motorcyclists are pretty lucky to be alive after they crashed while trying to evade police in Calvert County.

On Sunday, September 8, around 11: 40 a.m., a Calvert County deputy in a patrol car spotted two sport motorcycles speeding on Route 4 in the area of Western Shores Blvd.

The deputy activated his emergency lights and instructed both drivers to pull over to the shoulder.

The drivers of both motorcycles pulled onto the right shoulder around the deputy’s vehicle and then took off at high speed.They continued recklessly speeding at over 100 mph heading northbound until they hit the intersection of Rt. 4 in the area of German Chapel Road where police units had shut down the intersection.

Due to heavy traffic in the area, the motorcycles had to slow quickly. One of the motorcycles made contact with a patrol vehicle causing the bike and its driver, Steven Alan Burch, 27, of Fort Meyer, VA. to tip.

Burch was evaluated by emergency personnel and appeared to be in stable condition. He refused further medical assistance and was then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center without incident.

The driver of the second motorcycle, Michael Antonio Gaddie, 26, of Lanham continued speeding with police in pursuit until he attempted to turn at a crossover in front of Chesapeake Presbyterian Church and a result of his speed, was unable to complete the turn, struck the median guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Gaddie fled on foot into a nearby wooded area where he was quickly located and taken into custody. A small amount of marijuana along and drug paraphernalia was found on Gaddie’s person. He was transported to Calvert Health Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

One of the motorcycles and a pair of tags were were reported as stolen throughthe Howard County Police Department.

Both Gaddie and Burch received numerous traffic related charges.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800.

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