'Reckless' Motorcycle Driver Sideswipes Car After Passing School Bus

A Riverside man, 23, faces an array of reckless-driving charges in Barrington after he's spotted going 85 in a 25 mph zone near a school.

A Riverside man, 23, faces an array of reckless driving charges after he crashed his Honda motorcycle into a Providence woman’s car in Barrington at a high rate of speed after passing a school bus dropping off children. 

Jeremy N. Gavrillen, of 80 Rounds Ave., was observed traveling 85 mph in a 25 mph zone near Primrose Hill School on Friday afternoon, May 31. A Barrington patrol officer, who started the pursuit, also watched the motorcycle pass a school bus dropping off children.

Gavrillen was driving north on Middle Highway near County Road at about 2:38 pm, according to Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. The police officer caught up with him soon after the motorcycle sideswiped a silver Lincoln driven by Dolores A. Lariviere of Providence and crashed to the ground.

Gavrillen reportedly was standing over the motorcycle when the patrol officer arrived. He was not injured. LaCross said the man claimed that the throttle on the motorcycle got stuck and he couldn’t stop it. 

Gavrillen faces charges that include reckless driving, eluding a police officer with a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed, speeding, failing to maintain control of his motor vehicle, running a red light, failing to stop for a school bus and driving left of center when he roared past the school bus. He was taken to a hospital by East Providence EMTs to be examined.

Lariviere also was taken to a hospital by Barrington EMTs to be examined for possible injuries. She was cited for driving a vehicle without a license.


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