Alleged Orland 'Ghost Rider' Still in Jail, Awaiting New Trial Date
The trial of Justin Jachimiec, whom police say is the wheelie-popping, police-fleeing shown on several Youtube videos, has been delayed, with the next court date in December.
The trial of an Orland Park man accused of recklessly driving a motorcycle around the village, mocking police and shooting videos of the escapades, was postponed this week.
But Justin Jachimiec, 22, is scheduled to be back in a Bridgeview courtoom on Dec. 18 for a status hearing. A new trial date has not been announced.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges against him, including two counts of felony fleeing and eluding police and other traffic violations. Orland Park police arrested him in March. Three months later, he was in McDonough County court for different charges of fleeing and eluding against him, and was acquitted.
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He is still being held in the Cook County Department of Corrections on a no-bond order after he missed an October court date. Attorneys had attempted to get a bond set on Tuesday in Judge Carmen K. Aguilar's courtroom; the results of that hearing were not available on Thursday.
Jachimiec’s video surfaced on YouTube, posted under the user name “wheelerdrivebandit," where the rider is nicknamed the “Orland Ghost Rider” in the text. The account has since been taken down, though at least one of the videos remains online through a different user account.
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