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Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase through Charlestown and SK

August 2, 2013

Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase through Charlestown and SK

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police arrested a 32-year-old Connecticut man Tuesday following a high-speed chase that began in Charlestown and ended in South Kingstown.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., a Charlestown police officer clocked Joshua L. Levix, of 60 Chicago Ave., Groton, Conn., traveling close to 100 mph on his motorcycle on Route 1 north near SM Mini Mart.
The officer began pursuing Levix, who then reportedly starting throwing items from his motorcycle, according to Charlestown Police Chief Jeffrey Allen.
Allen said the officer believed he saw Levix throw a weapon from the motorcycle, but it was never recovered. Officers were only able to locate a black glove.
As the pursuit approached the South Kingstown town line, Charlestown Police notified South Kingstown Police. South Kingstown Police Captain Joel Ewing-Chow said the pursuit happened so quickly, Charlestown Police were arresting Levix by the time they arrived on the scene.
Charlestown Police continued the pursuit into South Kingstown and Levix took the East Matunuck State Beach exit off Route 1 onto Succotash Road.
Police followed and Allen said witnesses observed Levix throwing items from his person into the bushes.
Police caught up with Levix at East Matunuck State Beach where he was arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Allen said Narragansett Police brought in a police dog, which sniffed the area and located what appeared to be heroin.
Allen said the substance would be tested in South Kingstown and if it tests positive for heroin, South Kingstown Police would issue a warrant for Levix’s arrest on charges of felony possession.
Levix was arraigned in 4th District Court Wednesday on the Charlestown Police charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
He pleaded not guilty and was released on surety bail and is due back in court Aug. 15.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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