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Biker Leads LAPD, CHP on 100-Mile Chase

The pursuit started in L.A. and made its way through all of Orange County before ending near Camp Pendleton.

A motorcyclist dressed in black, with a female passenger without a helmet, led Los Angeles police and the California Highway Patrol on a 100-mile-plus chase Sunday through all of Orange County before finally stopping in northern San Diego County.

The chase began when Los Angeles police tried to pull over the motorcyclist for an unknown reason near Bob Hope Airport, in the Sun Valley section of the San Fernando Valley. The LAPD officers chased the bike onto the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway, west onto the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, and then south on the San Diego (405) Freeway from the northern edge of the Valley.

It passed the City News Service offices in West L.A. at 1:25 p.m., where
an editor spotted the biker and his female passenger both dressed in all-
black. They were in the carpool lane, travelling about 10 miles per hour faster
than the other free-flow traffic.

The chase was taken over by CHP motorcycles and a CHP chopper at West
Los Angeles. The chase continued past LAX, Long Beach, and all of Orange
County, and transitioned onto southbound Interstate 5 at the El Toro Y.

At 2:25 p.m., the chase was poised to enter San Diego County at San
Onofre, according to KNX radio in Los Angeles.

The bike stopped about 2:45 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near Las
Pulgas Road on Camp Pendleton, according to the  CHP.

KNX radio reported that witnesses told them they saw two people arrested.

-- City News Service

Bob April 20, 2012 at 01:52 AM
the article say the chase was a 100 miles long,nowhere does it say hi-speed chase in fact it states they were traveling 10 mph above the flow of traffic while driving in the carpool lane. People should read before commenting
Joker Joe April 20, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Don't worry about the details.
akaJohnSmith June 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
BoBo ... regarding helmet laws and your comment "someone in Washington that does not ride and never will, tells me I have to wear it" .... There's actually a good reason for helmet laws. If a person is SO STUPID as to get on a motorcycle (yeah, even around town) and ride without a helmet, given 50/50 odds, I'd always take the bet that they don't have adequate health insurance. Thus, given the fact that in our highly cultured and evolved society, if a rider w/o a helmet and w/o adequate insurance happened to crash and needed medical care, guess who would get to pay the hospital (again, a bet that I'd take) and doctor bills?? (hint: It's not gonna be the rider). Personally, being somewhat devolved and uncultured, I'd elect to take this hypothetical rider to the closest birriaria and let whatever's gonna happen just happen ... (not a problem for me since I'm not brave enough to actually consume birria .... considering the possibilities).
akaJohnSmith June 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM
One last thought BoBo .... I can't stand the Ortega on a bike (or even in a car) ... Too many people use it as a primary commuting road, and thus there are always lots of cars to contend with. However, the canyons in Malibu are a different story completely. There are roads there, where you can ride for half an hour without seeing a single car (which is quite impressive, at least to me, considering that point-to-point you're between 15-25 miles to the center of downtown Los Angeles when in the canyon). Malibu Canyon Rd. and Las Virgenes Rd. are good to avoid (since they're a primary route in going to/from the 101 to PCH, but Encinal Canyon Rd ... roads for taking a MC don't get much better than Encinal Canyon Rd.
Joker Joe July 02, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I like Malibu more than Ortega also but living in O.C. it is a ride. Reflecting on your imagined scenarios.... Where did 50/50 odds come from? You made it up, right?? Obamacare is now official so does that mean we eliminate the helmets? We all have insurance. I bet you can make up another excuse besides insurance now for wearing helmets? Right? More pedestrians are killed in cross walks than motorcycle riders without helmets. Should we make all pedestrians wear helmets? I bet 65% have no insurance. More people drown then motorcyclists die wearing a helmet! Should those people be required to have insurance or be forced to have scuba gear. I bet 68% have no insurance. THANK ALLAH FOR OBAMA.....& the elimination of choice.

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