SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police have arrested a man after illegally riding a dirt bike on city streets and crashing into a car.
Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night, a dirt bike rider allegedly cut off a police cruiser on Dickinson Street and began illegally driving on the street. The driver of the dirt bike has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Jolly of Springfield.
Jolly began to drive off and go through a red light at the intersection of Dickinson and Oakland Streets when he collided with another car and was thrown off the dirt bike about 15 feet. Not wearing a helmet, he suffered serious but is expected to be okay from the accident and was taken to the hospital.
A firearm was found in his possession when he fell off the dirt bike as well as ammunition and counterfeit money in a fanny pack.
Jolly had outstanding warrants and was convicted previously of kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed robbery charges.
Anthony Jolly is charged with the following:
- Carrying a firearm without a license
- Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
- Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
- Carrying a dangerous weapon while having an active warrant (2 counts)
- Possession of ammunition without an FID card
- Unregistered motor vehicle
- Uninsured motor vehicle
- Operating to endanger on an ATV
- Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license – subsequent offense
- Possession of counterfeit note
- Arrest warrant