Motorcyclist flees scene after stopped for speeding


CHP new logoWINTERHAVEN – Monday, at approximately 8:30, Winterhaven CHP Officer Casares made an enforcement stop of a black 2003 Yamaha motorcyclist for exceeding the posted speed limit of 70 mph.

The motorcyclist, Jonathan R. Duran, 20 years old from Yuma, AZ, allegedly fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

Minutes later, El Centro CHP Officer A. Fowler, observed Duran on Interstate 8 heading west. He was east of Highway 7 and traveling at a high rate of speed, according to Fowler.

As Fowler attempted pursuit, he noticed a cloud of dust ahead and in the direction Duran was speeding.

Fowler soon came upona the motorcyclist who had been in a traffic collision. Duran was taken into custody by Officer Casares for fleeing and evading a Peace Officer. Duran suffered lacerations to his face and arms.

The traffic collision is being investigated by el Centro CHP Officer A. Torrez.