Rural Perry dirt biker tries to outrun law Sunday

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R. D. Nicolaisen, 30, of Perry was arrested Sunday on charges of interference with official acts-bodily injury, eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving while license denied or revoked, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked, violation of financial liability and failure to respond to steady red signal.


A rural Perry man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly trying to elude law enforcement on his dirt bike.

R. D. Nicolaisen, 30, of 12842 Houston Trail, Perry, was charged with interference with official acts-bodily injury, eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving while license denied or revoked, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked, violation of financial liability and failure to respond to steady red signal.

The incident began shortly before noon Sunday in the 12800 block of Houston Avenue, where officers of the Perry Police Department and Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.

The deputies “tried to make contact with” Nicolaisen, whom they found “driving a dirt bike in circles around the property,” according to court records.

Nicolaisen, known by the deputies to have a currently revoked driver’s license, then allegedly “drove onto the roadway of Houston Avenue” and into Perry in an effort to elude law enforcement.

A pursuit ensued, during which Nicolaisen allegedly “was riding through yards, parking lots, sidewalks and off the roadway to try to avoid” arrest, according to court records, and “vehicles and pedestrians were present during these actions.”

The pursuit was terminated inside the city limits, but the deputies “kept an eye on” Nicolaisen “as he continued to drive around, breaking numerous traffic laws in the city of Perry,” according to court records.

Nicolaisen was soon afterward located “standing next to his dirt bike” in the 400 block of Third Street, where a deputy “came up behind the defendant and went hands-on in attempt to keep him from continuing to flee,” according to court records.

Nicolaisen allegedly resisted detainment and “ignored multiple commands to go face down on the ground and put his hands behind his back, and he continued to physically resist,” according to court records.

At length Nicolaisen was taken into custody. A deputy searched Nicolaisen’s person, and allegedly “a glass pipe was found with burnt residue. The pipe was made with the outside of a pen, connected to a glass piece. The residue appeared to be from meth,” according to court records.

Nicolaisen is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 29 in Dallas County District Court.

Nicolaisen was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in 2019 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in 2020 in Dallas County District Court. He was arrested in April 25, 2020, on a charge of assault. The case is pending in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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