An allegedly unlicensed driver perhaps could have benefited from some lessons after falling off his motorcycle in an attempt to evade police before being arrested on numerous narcotics charges.
Mohammed Attia, 29, of San Francisco was arrested Friday after police spotted him allegedly riding a motorcycle without a license plate in the area of Dwight and Bowdoin streets in Visitacion Valley about 6:40 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The officers attempted to pull Attia over, but he reportedly revved the engine and attempted to flee. However, he was on a steep incline, and when he gunned the engine, he lost control and the motorcycle slid back down the hill.
Attia then reportedly made a run for it and dropped a bag he was carrying, Shyy said. He was apprehended two blocks away on Woolsey Street.
The bag that Attia allegedly dropped contained "three large plastic bags of marijuana," police said. In Attia's jacket, police reported finding Xanax and Vicodin pills, a digital scale and over $2,000.
He was then placed under arrest, and officers discovered he was on probation with a search condition, reportedly for a prior narcotics offense, Shyy said.
Police then went to Attia's home and reported that they found a suitcase full of marijuana, scales, packaging materials and a roll of cash that exceeded $5,000.
He was booked on numerous narcotics charges, as well as resisting arrest, being an unlicensed driver, driving without a license plate and probation violation.