Fleeing motorcyclist gets 24 months probation

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.

4 thoughts on “Fleeing motorcyclist gets 24 months probation

  1. Someonewhogivesashit

    Endangering all those lives and he is still just wining about poor me! A true Narcissist! No regard for any human life except his own! He should be in prison!!

  2. jacob harrison

    Don’t speed guys. I learned my lesson I now have one working hand and the felony I received severely makes the rest my life of little value. I had to give up on my bachelors degree in public policy since no government job hires felons. What a waste. And don’t get me started on the medical bills, hand surgery is not cheap especially when you don’t have insurance. Honestly I wish would have not survived that crash at this point, but I guess it can’t be that easy, I mean I can’t die until I get them student loans paid off hah

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