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OSP Troopers Arrest Reckless Motorcyclist Saturday, Near Gold Hill
OSP Troopers Arrest Reckless Motorcyclist Saturday, Near Gold Hill

Oregon State Police troopers arrested 21-year-old Patrick Whalen Parks of El Sobrante, California Saturday afternoon after he was observed weaving in and out of traffic on his silver Suzuki motorcycle at speeds over 100 mph.

Parks’ Suzuki was initially spotted and radar-checked by a trooper observing traffic near Valley of the Rogue rest area around 1:30pm. Due to high traffic flow, the trooper was unable to safely overtake the motorcycle, but did witness Parks nearly cause a collision while weaving and passing a vehicle on the inside median.

An OSP sergeant was completing a traffic stop just south of the speeding motorcycle and was able intercept and stop Parks near milepost 38 southbound on Blackwell Road, just south of Gold Hill.

Parks was taken into custody and lodged for Reckless Driving. He was also cited for Driving While Suspended-Violation, Driving Uninsured, and Expired Vehicle Registration.
Posted on 1/5/14 9:51AM by Tom Ray