FRAMINGHAM – Just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Framingham police observed a man speeding on a moped without a helmet.
The man on the moped refused to stop for Framingham Police and took off down Concord Street, then Grant Street, and then Bishop Street, and was eventually stopped on Wilson Drive, said Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas.
The driver of the moped Brian S. Duarte, 26, of 73 Hollis Street in Framingham did not have a driver’s license. His license had been suspended, said Lt. Grigas.
Duarte had 29 individual bags, filled with a Class D drug (marijuana) on him, according to the police report filed at the court house.
According to the report, the moped ran several stop signs as it went through numerous intersections, and hit a high speed of 40 miles per hour.
Duarte was arrested on August 14 at 12:56 a.m., and charged with failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle after license suspended, and possession of a Class D drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute. He was also cited for driving without a helmet and motor vehicle violations.
He was arraigned in Framingham District Court yesterday, August 14. Judge Jennifer Stark released him without bail.
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