Motorcycle Pursuit Suspect Arrested Staff
by Staff
NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Authorities today arrested a motorcyclist who allegedly led CHP officers on a televised high-speed chase from Santa Clarita to the Glendale Galleria, where he abandoned the two-wheeler, officials said.

See the chase video.

Alvaro Rodriguez, 26, of Santa Clarita, was taken into custody about 9:30 a.m. at the California Highway Patrol's West Valley Area office, said California Highway Patrol Officer Wendy Moore.

Rodriguez was booked for felony evading and filing a false stolen-vehicle report, and was held on $75,000 bail, Moore said. He allegedly told CHP officers that the motorcycle, which investigators believe he was driving yesterday, had been stolen, Moore said.

Initially, he got away, which was nice in LA where many of us are sick of seeing massive police presence -- helicopters, dozens of patrol cars/personel -- chasing down speeders when our neighborhoods are (still) going into the toilet. Wouldn't that budget be better used to prevent violent crime? Child abuse? Persecuting JohnnyB? Free beer? Something productive? Anything?

They could easily video the person/license plate and go wait at their house. Then again, it's LaLa land and a lot of people stop what they're doing to watch the live-televised chases on TV: Think, O.J. How low has our entertainment sunk, MOFOs?

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