Pennsylvania State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a motorcycle operator and passenger who they say dragged a trooper during an attempted traffic stop on state Route 22 on Saturday morning, May 25.

In a news release, state police said that a trooper who was conducting radar traffic monitoring on the eastbound lanes of Route 22, east of its intersection with state Route 72, observed three motorcycles traveling at 121 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. The motorcycles fled when state police attempted to stop them.

According to the release, two of the motorcycles, including one with a passenger, turned around into the westbound lanes of Route 22 while the third went south on Route 343. PSP said troopers continued onto Route 343 before discontinuing the pursuit.

PSP said that upon returning to the radar location, troopers observed the motorcycle with the passenger pass again and that a trooper was subsequently able to stop the motorcycle in the left eastbound lane of Route 22.

PSP said that when the trooper attempted to remove the operator from the motorcycle, the cyclist accelerated, “dragging said trooper a short distance causing minor injuries to the trooper.”

PSP said that the motorcycle then again doubled back onto westbound Route 22 and exited towards Route 934, where the pursuit was terminated.

No registration plates were observed on the motorcycles, according to the release.

PSP said the driver of the motorcycle is believed to be male and the passenger is believed to be female.

State police are asking anyone with information on the motorcycle or the operator/passenger to contact the Jonestown barracks at 717-865-2194 and reference incident PA2024-685735.

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