Clearwater Police Arrest Motorcyclist On Multiple Charges Including Reckless Driving and Fleeing a Traffic Stop
Clearwater Police arrested a motorcyclist, 19 year-old Corey Castles, early this morning on multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and drove recklessly near the beach roundabout.
At about 12:30 this morning, an officer saw two dirt bike motorcycles speeding westbound on Memorial Causeway. Neither had lights or a license plate. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, both fled and split up.
Police say that Castles, on a 2003 Yamaha off-road motorcycle, drove recklessly the wrong way in the roundabout. He then drove on the sidewalk multiple times, endangering the lives of pedestrians in the area. He was taken into custody near Pier 60.
Castles has an extensive prior history involving his driving record. On two occasions, he has been stopped and had no driver’s license. Another time, he was driving on a suspended or revoked license.
In addition, he has faced prior charges of fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of a crash and twice driving without a tag.
Corey Castles faces charges of fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he is still being held this morning.