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Santa Rosa Motorcyclist Leads Police on Pursuit, Crashes

A pursuit involving police and a motorcyclist in Santa Rosa
Friday night ended with the motorcyclist crashing and ultimately being
arrested.

Benjamin Vega, 41, of Rohnert Park, was arrested on
suspicion of evading officers, driving on a suspended license, displaying false
registration tags and on several outstanding misdemeanor warrants, police said.

On Friday at 8:50 p.m., an officer with the Santa Rosa
Police Department attempted to stop a motorcycle traveling north on South
Wright Road.

Police said the motorcycle did not have its tail lamp
illuminated. The motorcyclist did not stop and led police on a pursuit onto state
Highway 12.

Police said the motorcyclist reached speeds of more than 105
mph during the pursuit. The motorcyclist ultimately lost control of the bike
and crashed at the transition to U.S. Highway 101.

The motorcyclist, identified as Vega, was transported to the
hospital with minor injuries. After being released from the hospital, Vega was
arrested.


Source: NBC Bay Area

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