Lairhakhim Marquise Adams

Lairhakhim Marquise Adams

A Philadelphia man faces 27 charges for traffic violations after leading police on a high-speed chase through Ocean City.

Lairhakhim Marquise Adams, 40, was arrested by Ocean City Police at 3:27 p.m. on Sept. 18 near 74th Street and charged with disorderly conduct, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, and other traffic violations.

Police were advised of a group of motorcyclists who were driving sports bikes at fast speeds and riding wheelies on Coastal Highway.

Police spotted a group of motorcycles parked near 72nd Street that matched the description given, and when they were approached, five men quickly drove away, including Adams, who was not wearing a helmet.

Police stopped Adams and gave him a ticket for not wearing a helmet. When he was asked for his license and registration, Adams said he did not have it on him and that he didn’t want to run because he has a family at home.

“I ain’t tryna do that dumb ass ****,” he told the officer, according to court documents, before being handed the citation.

Adams then got back onto his bike and sped away and ran a stop light before police stopped him again and issued him several more tickets. He then walked his bike off the road.

Police continued to watch Adams to make sure he did not drive without his helmet again.

A little while later, Adams got back onto his bike, pulled up to the officer and said, “Do you want to chase me? Come on. ******* chase me, d***head.”

Adams fled once again, running red lights, accelerating at a high rate of speed, and spinning his tires.

After a chase that involved several other police officers, Adams was seen going under a building at 74th Street with “No Trespassing” signs, and eventually surrendered.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on Sept. 24, 2021.

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