A Bradenton motorcyclist who fled law enforcement was sentenced to serve two years probation and make an apology.
Jacob Harrison, 26, pleaded no contest to fleeing and eluding police on a motorcycle he crashed in Holmes Beach, according to 12th Circuit Court and police records.
The December 2017 incident began when Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Vanover reported Harrison speeding in the 9000 block of Cortez Road West. While stopped on the Cortez Bridge, waiting for boats to pass, the deputy advised the motorcyclist to pull over in Bradenton Beach when the bascule lowered.
Instead, Harrison fled at a high rate of speed — up to 105 mph in a 35-mph zone — crashed his motorcycle at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive and was later arrested in Bradenton.
As part of Harrison’s probation, Judge Charles Sniffin ordered him to serve 150 hours of public service work and to write an apology letter to Vanover.
The judge withheld adjudication on counts of reckless driving and resisting an officer without violence. His driver’s license was suspended for one year.
Court records show Harrison was assessed $1,084 in court costs and fines with a payment plan.