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Keller @ Large: We Don’t Take Irresponsible Driving Seriously Enough

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State Police say Daniel Rebello was wearing these clothes and riding this bike when he was captured. (WBZ-TV)

State Police say Daniel Rebello was wearing these clothes and riding this bike when he was captured. (WBZ-TV)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The cops say they finally caught up the complete idiot who’s been terrorizing drivers on major highways around here by driving his motorcycle at high rates of speed in what appears to have been some sort of juvenile, homicidal game of cat-and-mouse with police.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was busted Tuesday after a string of incidents where, police say, he weaved in and out of traffic at speeds of up to 100 mph or more, drove in the wrong direction, ran red lights and rode on the sidewalk.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

The charges against him include felony assault with a deadly weapon, racing a motor vehicle, driving on a revoked license, operating with a suspended registration, failure to stop for police and several other civil violations.

But those charges – and the $10,000 bail the judge set for him, even though he thankfully remains in lockup for violating bail in a previous rap – don’t do justice to how dangerous this alleged criminal really is.

This guy has a long rap sheet that includes 11 speeding tickets from across the state, numerous suspensions and warrants, and the indefinite revocation of his license after a high-speed chase last summer.

How did he even have a license?

The state says he paid fines to get his license back eight times over the years.

What’s wrong with this picture?

That’s you and me and our families having our lives put in jeopardy by this dangerous fool, and the state has been apparently powerless to stop him before now.

If the guy had been caught firing a gun into crowds multiple times, would he still be out and about?

This story is a warning – we don’t take irresponsible driving seriously enough around here.

And until we do, creeps like this will keep doing their thing until they practically beg to be caught.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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