A Santa Rosa man was arrested this evening after a high-speed motorcycle pursuit that reached speeds of more than 120 miles per hour on state Highway 12, according to police. The chase began around 7:50 p.m., when a Santa Rosa police officer driving east on Sebastopol Road at McMinn Avenue saw a red 1999 Honda CBR motorcycle pass him at a high speed, police said.
The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the motorcyclist allegedly looked back at the officer and then accelerated away at a speed of more than 90 mph, police said. The pursuit continued on to South Wright Road and then eastbound state Highway 12, reaching speeds of more than 120 mph. It was only when officers ahead of the pursuit slowed traffic on Highway 12 that the motorcyclist came to a stop at Dutton Avenue, police said.
Santa Rosa resident Rama Krsna Palmer, 33, was taken into custody on suspicion of reckless evading, and the motorcycle was impounded. Palmer had a valid driver’s license and had no outstanding warrants. He allegedly told officers that he ran because he thought he could get away with it, police said.
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