High-speed chase ends when fleeing motorcyclist’s engine dies

The high-speed chase of a fleeing motorcyclist Sunday afternoon reportedly ended when his engine overheated and died.

A California Highway Patrol officer tried to make a traffic stop on David Lee Everton, 22, after he was reportedly observed driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Highway 20 near Pleasant Valley Road just after 4:30 p.m.

Everton initially began to pull to a stop on the shoulder, but then rapidly accelerated away, according to the CHP report.

Everton reportedly turned right onto Pleasant Valley Road, through the Park and Ride, and then took off westbound on Penn Valley Drive and onto Oak Canyon Drive, reaching speeds of 85 mph.

As Everton neared Del Bonita Way, his engine overheated and quit, the CHP reported. He was immediately taken into custody without further incident.

He was booked into county jail on suspicion of evading a peace officer, providing a false ID, driving on a suspended license and failing to appear on a misdemeanor warrant for driving without a seatbelt and driving on a suspended license.

He was being held in lieu of $6,287 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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