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Phantom Motorcyclist Of Route 9 Facing 'Dozens' of Other Charges

Christopher Lane to be charged by four separate police departments for a multitude of motor vehicle charges

 

who eluded police officers from four towns as he roared down Route 9 at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour recently is facing "dozens" of other charges, Berkeley Township Detective James J. Smith said.

Christopher Lane - who defiantly gave police officers the finger as he sped down Route 9 during rush hour - will also be charged separately by the Berkeley, Pine Beach, Beachwood and South Toms River police departments, Smith said.

"He's facing dozens of summonses," said Smith. "There's a lot of motor vehicle charges from many towns."

For more than a week in late August, Lane hopped on his neon-green Kawasaki  with no license plates and careened down Route 9 through Bayville, Pine Beach and Beachwood, hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, police have said.

Police charged Lane, 23, Browns Mills, on Aug. 30 with seven counts of eluding police after he was finally apprehended at his workplace in Lakewood. Berkeley Township Municipal Court Judge James Gluck set Lane's bail at $205,000, with no ten percent option.

Officers from the four police departments were unable to pursue Lane up traffic-choked Route 9 because of the rush hour traffic on a number of occasions.

But Berkeley Detective Joseph Robertazzi and Beachwood Detective Sgt. Glen DeMarco spotted Lane from the vantage point of a New Jersey State Police helicopter they boarded during the early morning hours of Aug. 30 from a ballfield in Manitou Park.

The helicopter tracked him as he entered the Garden State Parkway northbound, then got off at Exit 91 in Brick Township. He was finally apprehended at a commercial business near 4th Street and Monmouth Avenue in Lakewood.

Lane was taken to the Beachwood Police Department where he was interviewed by detectives. He admitted his involvement in rides over the past week, on Aug 22, Aug. 23, Aug. 24, Aug. 28, Aug. 29 and this morning, Smith said.

Lane told police he eluded police because he had traffic warrants and a suspended driver's license, Smith has said.

Lane, whose address is 50 Sepulga Drive in Browns Mills, had been staying at his girlfriend's house in Bayville. Police seized his 2005 Kawasaki ZX6.

George September 06, 2012 at 11:35 AM
E-Harmony: "Free spirit, enjoys the open road, questions authority... Ready to be your prisoner of love. Big Bubba, please reply to OC jail cell #1234 with photo."
Sandy Anagnostis-Peace September 06, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Dirtbag
sierra September 06, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Ick! Not only is he an ignoramus but he looks like one too! What an ass. Hopefully he never reproduces!
read bull September 06, 2012 at 03:03 PM
blind.
momof4 September 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
What a jerk! I drive on that road w/ my children as do many other law abiding citizens. This guy has to be mentally ill, normal people just dont do things like this do they?To the low class comments of this idiots friends " Change_ TR & Michael Hendrikson" Do you remember the traffic chase that severely injured the Beachwood officer who was just doing his job? Great team work between the towns Berkeley, Pine Beach, Beachwood, So. Toms River, & State Police . Does anyone else notice the smug look on this idiots face or how similar he looks to the crazy "Joker" shooter from Colorado?
So Much to Say September 06, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Can't fix stupid...Or Can't fix butt ugly either....LOL
Babycakes September 06, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Looo-hooo-suh-hurrr
Jenn September 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM
You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man I'm the gingerbread man and I'm out of the pan! But now I'm caught with a brain made of flour No more 100mph rushing during rush hour. Flagrantly defying the arm of the law A gingerbread finger better well bitten off Just a soggy bread mess now tossed in the can and dreams of better days of life in a pan
Lenny September 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
"Go ahead, make my Kawasaki !!"
Frank Ross September 09, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I bet those Piney Cops had the most excitement in years,,lmao. Pay the fines and do it again dude.
whatever41 September 09, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Crotch-rocket A-hole
Joe videodummy September 09, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Just think, if there were more like him, how many jobs they would create. It's a bit unethnical, but very innovative. Of course Lorreta Weinberg is questioning whether his bird was in a correct pet restraining harness, and local boards will be looking at police video to make sure he didn't litter any cigarette butts during his "freedom ride" -but for a few minutes the time clock was ticking .
AML September 09, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I love Clemenza's comment. She is spot on! You should get your head examined for making such a stupid comment for idolizing this individual for speeding 100 miles an hour putting other innocent lives in danger and the lives of the police officers as well! You obviously have no regard for human life & the law! How would you feel if a family member of yours died, or, suffered a serious paralyzing injury because of this person ? Would you be then so glib as to make a dumb comment? Perhaps the victim will be you & how would your family feel? To change tr- I also have no respect for you for despising the law! You better hope that you never in your life have to dial 911, you pathetic individual! Everyone has the freedom of speech, but mocking the law of this great land & idolizing a criminal speaks volumes about your stance towards your fellow man!
AML September 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM
And sure hope that if he does it again as you suggest, that the victim will be you, instead of an innocent life. Hope you have enough money reserved for a pine box which reads "STUPID FOR ENDORSING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY."
AML September 09, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I am baffled by the many stupid comments glorifying this person who evaded the law by speeding 100 miles and hour putting innocent lives in danger. I cannot believe the insensitivity that people have towards our police officers, and to their fellow men/women. I do not know how these callous, classless individuals, go to school, work, and comfortably sleep at night. They are not part of humanity & I would not dare even classify them as humans. I wonder how they were raised and why they have no moral compass in life. Perhaps they need a hard lesson & perhaps what they wish for on other innocent lives, will return a thousand fold to them!
AML September 09, 2012 at 02:32 PM
meant to type 100 miles an hour
Andy September 09, 2012 at 03:00 PM
AML, don't sweat it... It used to eat me up reading the lame, idiotic, immature responses until it dawned on me; they have not lived life enough, nor have they had to live accountable to society for any of their actions yet... they are immature answers so, I just read them and wish the best for them. Clemenza... I agree with AML... spot on!
Jill September 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Young guys tend to do stupid stuff. I'm sure some of the disapproving commenters did idiotic things when they were young. He got caught and he'll pay for being stupid. That's fair. What isn't fair, what is downright spiteful and ugly, are the hateful comments about his appearance and the attractiveness (or lack of same) of his girlfriend. I doubt the haters have the faces and bodies of Greek gods and are dating supermodels, but miserable, bitter people love it when they can sneer at somebody who is worse off than they are.
Jill September 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM
P.S. Almost nobody looks good in a mug shot, but maybe Momof4's kids will be the exception to the rule. I single her out because her comment comparing Kawasaki Man to the Colorado movie theater shooter is especially dumb.
Rubbery Fenders September 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM
"Fast as fast can be, you can't catch me!', said this Jerkalope just before the handcuffs went on.
David Smith September 10, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Worked well for him didn't it. DF
David Smith September 10, 2012 at 01:50 AM
He is where he belongs. You're next.
David Smith September 10, 2012 at 01:53 AM
As if he has the money. I hope he cuts you or one of your family off and you or they drive into a tree. Still funny?
David Smith September 10, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I agree some comments are over the top but you have to admit he does look like he has 48 cards in his deck. His behavior confirms it,
Susan Tuck September 10, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I agree that this is an inappriopriate and disrespectful thing to do. Clearly he doesnt not follow rules as shown by his outstanding tickets. However, bail at $205,000, with no ten percent option, is that a little over the top? We have far more important criminals that are getting far less. I cant help but thinks it's because he annoyed the right people!
michael September 10, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Sue, wether he annoyed the right people or not has no affect on his bail. What does have affect on the price tag of his bail is the fine that he racked up in multiple juristictions plus the out standing warrents. If he wants freedom that bad he'll pay his fines and rot in jail for being a morron. Personally after reading all the comments and knowing what happens to an idiot like this guy, he's lucky to have not lost control and kill himself to prove a point that he thought he was above the law. He deserves prison and I'm glad he didn't come through my town because I would never scrapped him off of whatever he hit if he did, I would the corener do it there are better poeple I can spend my time saving then an idiot that has no regard for his own life
You can't outrun your own stupidity September 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM
As someone who, in his younger days pulled many similar stunts and luckily didn't get killed or caught, I have to say this guy is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.
What a friggin jackass September 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
The guy is just a dirtbag and got what he deserved, probably deserved more. Those of you who support him or probably don't think it's a big deal may enjoy hoping on the back with Smith, putting you're arms around him and holding him close while he wraps you around free. Do me a favor take both of your helmets off. Jackass.
What a friggin jackass September 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Should have been tree not free that's for sure
EJG September 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
David Smith, I see nothing in this guy's mug shot that suggests that he is playing with a Pinochle deck...

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