The California Highway Patrol logo is seen on the door of a police officer’s car. (Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)
SAN DIEGO — There was a motorcycle chase Monday on southbound Interstate 15, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP, the chase by the drivers in the BMW sedans was on a southbound route after police officers conducting speed enforcement in the HOV lane on the south side of the George Cook highway saw them traveling at high speed. It started around 11:44 a.m. on Interstate 15. .
The BMW driver allegedly reached speeds in excess of 160 miles per hour, according to CHP.
A police officer on a motorcycle tried to crack down on the BMW, but the driver refused to give in and a chase began.
During the chase, the BMW driver exited the southbound lane of Interstate 15 on Carroll Canyon Road, ran a red light, and collided with a Toyota Corolla at an intersection.
The driver then started on foot and drove off across a lane of Interstate 15. CHP officers were able to arrest the driver by CHP forces around noon.
No injuries were reported from the pursuit or ensuing collision.
CHP said the driver was identified as Adrian Vazquez Lerma, a resident of Escondido, who was on parole for carjacking. He was held in the San Diego County Jail after Monday’s chase and charged with felony escape, possession of a controlled substance, hit-and-run, and parole violations.
Tracking showed no significant impact on southbound Interstate 15 traffic.
The incident is still under investigation by the CHP San Diego Region.