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Grovetown man critical after motorcycle wreck

Posted: June 10, 2014 - 3:12pm

A Grovetown man remained hospitalized Tuesday after he wrecked his motorcycle while running from police Monday.

Robert Blake Purdue, 26, of Reynolds Farm Road, was in critical condition at the Georgia Regents Medical Center on Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

A Thomson police officer attempted to a traffic stop on a 2011 Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle driven by Purdue at about 6:45 p.m., according to Thomson Police Department Chief John Seay. Purdue tried to elude police while speeding on Georgia Highway 221. Seay said Purdue lost control of the motorcycle reported stolen from Grovetown, about 2 miles east of the Thomson Bypass and was airlifted to the hospital.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck.

Seay said Purdue will likely face several charges including theft by receiving, driving on a revoked or suspended license and fleeing and attempting to elude police.

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