Ocean Springs Police chase speeder across bridge

Ocean Springs, MS  (WLOX)- Traffic Lieutenant B. Harris released information today about a high speed pursuit involving a motorcycle on US Hwy 90 through Ocean Springs Tuesday morning.

Traffic Sergeant C. Robertson was running stationary radar at 11:30 am on US Hwy 90 in the eastern area of the city. Sgt. Robertson encountered a 2007 Red Suzuki 600 west bound on the Highway.  The motorcycle was traveling at 79MPH.  When Sgt. Robertson attempted to pull over the motorcycle, the driver sped away from the patrol car.   The officer pursued the motorcycle from east Ocean Springs to just inside the city limits of Biloxi on the bridge.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Raymond Curtis Zirlott III (dob 7-13-86) of Theodore, AL.   Zirlott was arrested and issued 14 Traffic Citations for various infractions including, Speeding, Reckless' Driving, Disregard for Traffic Device and Failure to yield to blue lights and siren.

Traffic Sgt. Robertson said that Zirlott told him that he ran because he is unemployed and didn't want a speeding ticket.