A 31-year-old motorcyclist suspected of leading the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase Monday night admitted he may have been speeding.
The man, who identified himself in interview with KCAL9 as Alex S., said he was trying to go home when the chase began.
The chase began on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Boyle Heights around 8:10 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said.
It ended after the man abandoned his motorcycle on the right shoulder of the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway, ran up the embankment and for several blocks before stopping at a gas station at the intersection of South Gage Avenue and East Third Street in East Los Angeles around 9:40 p.m.
ABC7 reported the chase reached speeds of 100 mph.
“I was speeding a little bit,” Alex S. said in an interview with KCAL9 from the back seat of CHP patrol car.
Aerial footage of the chase showed Alex S. riding through a multi-story parking lot and exiting without his passenger, who he identified in the KCAL9 interview as his girlfriend.
“She was scared,” Alex S told KCAL. “I’m trying to find out what happened to her. I think she’s OK.”
Posada said Alex was booked for DUI and evading pursuit in a reckless manner.
—City News Service