Man runs from authorities in high-speed chase |

Man runs from authorities in high-speed chase

Joanna HartmanSierra Sun

A 22-year-old San Rafael man, allegedly high on meth, eluded police on his motorcycle at speeds greater than 100 mph on North Tahoe roads, before he was caught by authorities while holed up in a closet.At 1:15 p.m. on Monday a Placer County sheriffs deputy tried to stop a motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, in Kings Beach for expired registration tags. The driver immediately sped off and ignored the deputys orders to pull over, said Placer County Sgt. David Cutting.With speeds creeping upwards of 100 mph, sheriffs deputies followed the motorcyclist north on Highway 267, and called California Highway Patrol to take over as the chase headed toward Interstate 80.Near Airport Road both Truckee Police Department and California Highway Patrol said they clocked the suspect at 140 mph. The CHP then called for helicopter backup.The chase ended at a house on Rancho View Court, just outside of Truckee town limits in Placer County, where officials found the motorcyclist hidden in a closet after he had removed his license plates. Sheriffs deputies believe the residence to be his mothers, Cutting said.He was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamines and in possession of several fake identifications, Cutting said.Placer County sheriffs deputies arrested the man on suspicion of felony evasion of a police officer, possession of methamphetamines and narcotic paraphernalia, driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of false identification.