Man arrested after leading cops on 100+ mph chase in Twentynine Palms

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested on Thursday after a high-speed chase that saw the man drive at speeds of over 100 mph in Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley.

A CHP officer attempted to pull over a white 2001 Toyota Sequoia due to expired tags near Copper Mountain Road and Highway 62 just after 5 pm Thursday, according to Z107.7.

The driver failed to stop and led police on a pursuit through Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley. Authorities say the suspect drove recklessly, endangered the lives of other motorists and pedestrians, and drove at speeds over 100 mph.

During the chase, the right front tire of the suspect’s vehicle blew out, but the driver kept driving on the rim until he eventually stopped on Kern Road.

Bobby Trivett, 59, was detained at gunpoint. He was arrested for investigation of felony evading.

Bobby Trivett (via Z107.7)

During a records check, investigators determined that the Toyota Sequoia was involved in another pursuit on March 26.  That chase led officers through Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms, before officers ended the pursuit in the interest of public safety, allowing the suspect to get away.

The Sequoia was green during that chase, but had since been painted white.

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