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Motorcycle crashes roadblock during chase

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By Larry Chambers, Staff

A Galax man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a pursuit on a motorcycle the night of June 22.
Grayson County Chief Deputy David Ashby said Deputy Jordan Johnson was on routine patrol on U.S. 58 around midnight near Baywood Market when he noticed a 1986 Honda motorcycle without a taillight. He was following the motorcycle and didn’t see a license plate.
The motorcycle turned onto Delhart Road, and when Johnson turned on his emergency lights, he reported that the motorcycle took off.

The Galax Police Department assisted in the pursuit and put up a roadblock on Virginia 94 near Lime Kiln Road. Police said the motorcycle, driven by Kevin Goin, 33, of Fries Road, went through the roadblock and ran off the highway over an embankment.
Ashby said Goin fled the crash on foot with Johnson and Galax Officer Terry Wood in pursuit.
Galax Officer Chris Hines drove his police cruiser into a campground on the New River, where he caught up with Goin and wrestled him to the ground at about 12:20 a.m., police said.
Ashby said Goin was wanted in Wythe County, where two capias orders had been issued against him, and one in Carroll County.
Following the chase, he was charged with having no taillight, failure to display a license tag, driving on a suspended license, defective equipment, reckless driving and two counts of eluding police.
Ashby said no one was injured in the incident and no police vehicles were damaged.
Goin is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin pending a hearing in Grayson County General District Court.