Gary J. Abeln (2964)

10/26/2005: Gary J. Abeln was seen doing wheelies (driving with the front wheel in the air) on Main Street in downtown Anoka about 1:30 a.m.; his bike slid out at a red light. Officer William Koch stopped his squad car by him, but Abeln remounted and sped away going east in the westbound lane of Main Street, said Capt. Tom Anderson. Koch and another Anoka officer, Michael Antiqua, chased him about 2 miles on Main Street to the Hwy. 10 bridge construction area. The motorcycle hit a curb in the eastbound lane, throwing him onto the bridge.

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