Speeding woman charged with engaging police in a pursuit

Caitlin Brown tried to flee from a police stop in Ledyard, officers said. (Ledyard police)

A woman faces charges for trying to flee from a police stop on her motorcycle.

According to Ledyard police, Caitlin Brown, 26, of Preston, was traveling 87 mph in a 35 mph zone.

They said Brown flew down Route 12 near the intersection with Chapman Lane on Saturday just before 1:30 a.m.

She was riding a Suzuki motorcycle.

Police said they tried to stop her, but Brown accelerated.

Officers put out a radio broadcast that included a description of Brown and her bike.

A short time later, Brown was spotted on Route 2A by police.

They said she again accelerated and this time passed vehicles in a no-passing zone.

She continued onto Route 2 east at a high rate of speed, police said.

At that point, police said she engaged officers in a pursuit.

Brown eventually stopped at the intersection of Routes 2 and 164. She was taken into custody there without incident.

She was charged with reckless driving and engaging an officer in a pursuit.

She was released on a $2,500 bond and given a court date of Sept. 18.

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