Motorcyclist cited after doing wheelie past Hall of Justice in Lincoln, deputy says

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was cited Monday after he was seen popping a wheelie in front of the Hall of Justice, authorities say.

Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said a motorcyclist has been pulling wheelies past police cruisers on Ninth Street almost daily for about a month.

On May 15, a deputy saw the motorcyclist pull a wheelie “for about two blocks with traffic all around him,” Houchin said.

The deputy then started following the motorcyclist until he parked at a garage near Ninth and D Streets.  But when the motorcyclist spotted the deputy, he drove off.

Houchin said the deputy spoke with neighbors, who were able to identify the motorcyclist.

On Monday, the deputy leading the investigation found out that the motorcyclist had been arrested on a warrant.

The deputy went to the jail and spoke with the motorcyclist, who admitted to pulling wheelies in front of the building for the past month, Houchin said.

The motorcyclist was then cited on suspicion of driving under suspension, no valid registration, no insurance and reckless driving.

“He’s put himself and others in danger and it was very good that Sgt. Gaston was able to determine who he is and cite him,” Houchin said.

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