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Man Charged in Moped Chase Urging Case be Thrown Out

The Union Leader reported the news today

The Union Leader reported on Wednesday that a man charged in a July moped chase on Route 28 in Salem is urging a judge to throw his case out.

According to the report, Rafael Tejada, 27, of Lawrence, Mass. was allegedly fleeing from police who attempted to pull him over for not wearing protective eyewear. Tejada's public defendant said that the reason for the July stop was not justified, saying that a moped is not a motorcycle and that there is no law requiring moped drivers to wear eye glasses.

Police charged Tejada with numerous counts after the incident, including disobeying a police officer, resisting arrest, marijuana possession, reckless operation, misuse of plates, driving after suspension and violation of motorcycle rules.

The ch took place in the Cluff Clossing Road area, taking police through the Shaw's Plaza and Brook Village West Apartments.

Robert Sprague February 07, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Thinking about Salem Police Chief Paul Donovan and his team of officers...dealing with so very many tough things...
Riley Reid February 07, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Your right! Shots fired at a house on Lake ST, a burglary on Bridge St., a shoplifter attacking a security guard with a needle and all the other stuff going on in this town I imagine the police are straight out. Keep up the good work Chief Donovan
Robert Sprague February 07, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Yeah, Chief Donovan has his hands full...he has a great team of real police officers...well-trained, restrained and totally professional!

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