US-146 near Myrow Road: Polk County Sheriff's Deputies assisted Trooper Sean Chandler when a motorcycle pursuit ended in a crash.
Motorcycle Driver Tries to Evade, Crashes, Caught with Meth, LIVINGSTON, April 10, 2017 - Shortly before 7 pm on April 10, 2017, Trooper Sean Chandler was on patrol on North Houston (US-146) in Livingston when he spotted a motorcycle speeding (67 in a 50). Chandler attempted to pull the motorcycle over. The driver indicated he was going to pull over when he turned on his turning indicator and began slowing down, then he (Charles Robert Alpers, 34, of Cleveland) apparently decided to evade and took off at a high rate of speed south-bound on 146. Trooper Chandler gave chase. The pursuit quickly headed south on 146 and got up to 144 miles per hour. Trooper Chandler stated that he noticed a sudden puff of smoke come from Alpers' motorcycle in what appeared to be mechanical failure. Alpers left the pavement to the right as the bike turned over. Sheriff's Deputies quickly arrived to assist Chandler. Amazingly, Alpers wasn't injured. Alpers was detained and found to be in possession of a generous amount of methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest and has been charged with evading arrest/detention with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (both charges are felonies). There was another motorcycle driver that was associated with Alpers that showed up on the scene and was placed under arrest by Sheriff's Deputies for no driver's license. Both motorcycles were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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34 year old Charles Robert Alpers, of Cleveland, was driving this Kawasaki Ninja when he decided to evade police. He crashed off 146 near Myrow Road.
Deputy Josh Sanders loads Alpers into a unit to be transported to Polk County Jail.
Alpers was in possession of a generous amount of methamphetamine.
Trooper Sean Chandler (right) got some assistance from Sergeant Sam Lattner.
Both motorcycles were recovered by Kenn's Towing.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for Polk County Today.com.
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