Thursday Oct 15 2009
Newcastle man faces arrest after high-speed chase
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
Motorcycle zoomed past 100mph on I-80
A Newcastle man led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a collision in Loomis Thursday. Wilson H. Kevorkian, 24, will most likely face charges of evading a police officer and driving with a suspended license after he sped down Interstate 80 and Taylor Road at speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to Officer David Martinez, CHP spokesman. At about 3:45 p.m., a California Highway Patrol airplane caught Kevorkian driving at about 80 mph on the 65 mph freeway, Martinez said. The air unit radioed down to ground units. When Kevorkian saw patrol cars approaching, he reportedly upped the speed of his Suzuki GSXR motorcycle and exited at Sierra College Boulevard, Martinez said. “He continued at a high rate of speed, attempting to evade officers,” Martinez said. Martinez said Kevorkian made a right turn onto Taylor Road. As he approached the Loomis Community RV Park he collided with the right side of a GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle that was towing a trailer westbound on Taylor Road. Kevorkian was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center to treat moderate injuries, including complaints of pain to his knee and shoulder. The passenger and driver in the Yukon were uninjured, Martinez said. Martinez added that there was a dent to the right of the SUV but indicated that Kevorkian had slowed his motorcycle considerably before the collision. Jenifer Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.