The California Highway Patrol arrested a Santa Rosa man and alleged member of the Hell’s Angels on weapon and drug charges in Sonoma County Thursday night. A CHP officer saw a group of motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed around 7:15 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 101 at state Route 116 in Cotati, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said. The officer stopped a Ford F-150 truck that was tailgating the group at approximately 80 mph for two moving violations, Sloat said.
The truck driver and passengers were identified as alleged members of the Sonoma County Chapter of the Hell’s Angels, and the driver, Trenton Miles, 26 of Santa Rosa, was found to be on probation for DUI, Sloat said. The CHP officer noticed Miles removing his motorcycle vest and placing it in the rear seat of the truck while he was writing Miles a citation, Sloat said.
When he determined that the truck was a rental and none of the occupants were authorized to drive it, the officer called the rental company, which then asked the CHP to tow the truck, Sloat said. During a search of the truck, CHP officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the vest Miles placed in the back of the truck, Sloat said. Miles was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm as a gang member, violation of probation, possession of marijuana and gang and weapons violations, Sloat said.
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