Orland Park "Ghost Rider" Gets 18 Months

Justin J. Jachimiec was arrested in March 2012

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    Video was posted on YouTube under the names "Orland Ghost Rider" or "wheelerdrivebandit" of a motorcyclist evading police. (Published Thursday, Mar 22, 2012)

    The “Orland Ghost Rider” won’t be posting anymore wild motorcycle videos on YouTube for a while after being sentenced to more than a year in prison on Tuesday.

    Justin J. Jachimiec, 23, of Orland Park, earned the nickname by posting online videos of himself on a stolen motorcycle -- speeding, ignoring stop signs and driving over lawns while mocking and eluding police.

    On Tuesday at the Bridgeview Courthouse, he gave up his legal fight and pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing and eluding, a Class 4 felony, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

    In exchange for the guilty plea, Judge Carmen Aguilar sentenced Jachimiec, of the 15000 block of Tulip Park on Orland Park, to 18 months in prison, she said.

    Jachimiec was arrested March 19, 2012, after a four-month investigation that started Nov. 19, 2011, when Orland Park police officers saw a motorcycle driving recklessly near the 7300 block of Wheeler Drive in the southwest suburb, a statement from police at the time said.