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Chase flies through local freeways

California Highway Patrol vehicles were involved in a brief motorcycle chase that reached speeds up to 130 miles per hour on Saturday afternoon.

“Two CHP [vehicles] attempted to stop a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed traveling north bound on the 2 Freeway,” said CHP officer Todd Workman.

At that time the officers reported the motorcycle had reached a speed of 100 miles per hour, Workman said. The motorcycle refused to pull over to the side of the road for the officers and a pursuit began at 4:48 p.m. The motorcycle continued traveling up north on the Glendale (2) Freeway, then merged onto the Foothill (210) Freeway East. With officers still in pursuit the motorcycle exited at Angeles Crest Highway and immediately got back on the Foothill (210) Freeway now traveling westbound.

“At Ocean View [Avenue] the motorcycle was traveling at a rate greater than 130 miles per hour,” Workman said. “For the safety of the public the officers stopped the pursuit.”


Workman said that at that high rate of speed, the potential for an accident and putting the public in danger was too great.