Marine arrested for leading police on 130 mph chase through Yucca Valley

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A 20-year-old Marine was arrested after police say he led them on a high-speed pursuit on his motorcycle reaching speeds of 130 miles per hour.

A CHP officer attempted to pull over Jeremiah Armstrong just before 11 pm for speeding on Friday on Highway 62 near Sunburst Street in Joshua Tree. Armstrong, riding a 2006 Yamaha R6, did not pull over and instead sped off at 80 miles per hour, according to Z107.7.

A chase ensued with Armstrong running red lights and reaching 130 miles per hour as he led police into Yucca Valley. The motorcycle began to blow out thick white smoke as it went down the Yucca Grade and Armstrong pulled over onthe Morongo Grade, just west of Hess Bouelvard.

Armstrong, a corporal with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, was arrested for investigation of felony evading.


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