UPDATE: Driver ID'd in police chase that ended in motorcycle crash

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver of the motorcycle that crashed after a police chase on Monday night.

The driver is 26-year-old Robert Blake Purdue from Grovetown. Purdue has been upgraded to fair condition.

Georgia State Patrol says he was riding a stolen 2011 Honda Motorcycle on Highway 221. GSP said the chase started after Thomson Police Officers tried to pull the motorcycle driver over. The driver failed to stop and lost control of the bike around 6:48 p.m., GSP said.

He was airlifted to Georgia Regents University Hospital after the accident.

Purdue will face multiple charges including theft by receiving, fleeing and attempting to elude police.

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