Bedford County authorities searching for reckless motorcyclist following Tuesday afternoon pursuit

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(Photo: Courtesy Bedford County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Courtesy Bedford County Sheriff’s Office)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities are on the lookout for a motorcyclist after he led a Bedford County deputy on a Tuesday afternoon pursuit through, which reportedly ended because of the motorcyclist’s “excessive recklessness.”

According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy tried to speak with a motorcyclist around noon on Tuesday, June 16 about speeding on a motorcycle without tags displayed. While the motorcycle operator initially pulled over, authorities say he sped off westbound on Route 460 from the area of Owen’s Market.

The deputy followed the motorcyclist, but the sheriff’s office says the deputy ended the pursuit as the motorcyclist entered the Town of Bedford “due to the excessive recklessness of the operator.”

Authorities say the motorcyclist was last seen heading south on Moneta Road (Route 122) leaving the Town of Bedford.

If you have any information about the motorcyclist’s identify, call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 586-7827 or call Central Virginia Crime Stoppers — which may allow you to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 — at (888) 798-5900.

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