A 27 year old Miami man was arrested Saturday afternoon for reckless driving on a motorcycle. He had a suspended driver’s license and was also a habitual traffic offender.
Ovidio Cabrera was first spotted at 1:40 p.m. by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at the 111 mile marker southbound. He was traveling at a speed of 124 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. The troopers called Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, who let deputies know to be on the lookout for the vehicle, a 2009 green Kawasaki motorcycle. The bike’s driver was bald, with facial hair and extensive tattoos. He was not wearing a helmet. The bike’s passenger, a woman, had a bright pink backpack on, making the vehicle easy to spot.
Cabrera continued driving at excessive, dangerous speeds from Key Largo to Big Pine Key, refusing to stop for numerous deputies who attempted to stop him along the way.
Cabrera finally pulled over on Big Pine Key when Deputy Chris Duncan got behind him and turned on his lights and siren.
A check on Cabrera’s name revealed his license had been indefinitely suspended and he was designated by a judge as a habitual traffic offender. His female passenger told Deputy Duncan she was frightened by his driving and had been trying to get him to stop and let her off the motorcycle.
Cabrera was arrested. He was charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and driving with his license suspended. His motorcycle was seized and he was booked into jail.