A 35-year-old Brooklyn man faces nearly a dozen charges in connection with a dramatic police chase that ended with him tackled by a civilian just as he was about to jump off an overpass on the Belt Parkway Thursday.
Chopper 4 was over the scene as the saga unfolded and captured exclusive video of the takedown. Authorities said Friday Charles Moore, whose license was suspended, was driving a motorcycle 90 mph on the highway Thursday afternoon; he was weaving in and out of lanes and police tried to pull him over. He wouldn't stop, and kept going west on the parkway, then moved onto the shoulder and crashed.
Moore was thrown off the vehicle and took off on foot, running 100,000 feet toward the Bay Ridge Avenue overpass, video shows, likely a 30-foot drop. A man ran out of his stopped car, swiftly tackled the biker and brought him to the ground before he could jump. Officers immediately swarmed the suspect.
Moore was arrested on a litany of charges, including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, aggravated unlicensed operator and reckless driving, among other offenses. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday.
Prosecutors asked bail to be set at $7,500, pointing to his suspended license and five misdemeanor convictions. Moore's attorney asked for release on recognizance, saying his last arrest was nearly a decade ago, in 2008. Moore also has three children and cares for his mother, the attorney said.
Moore is next expected to appear in court March 1. Bond was set at $3,500.