Stolen motorcycle recovered in highway chase

Minot Police Department reported that at 6:17 p.m. Thursday, a motorcyclist was observed by an officer to be traveling in the wrong direction on a ramp connecting U.S. Highway 2 with South Broadway.

After the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver was reported to have fled a short distance before losing control of the motorcycle while negotiating a corner. Corey Wyatt, 24, did not sustain any apparent injuries, but was taken into custody.

Further investigation showed that the motorcycle had been reported stolen from the Minot area, and after being transported to Ward County Jail, Wyatt was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle in addition to fleeing law enforcement on a motor vehicle and reckless driving.