SOULBYVILLE — People get pulled over all the time, usually without incident. This was not one of those times.
Dale Beihle was first stopped on a silver and red motorcycle in Soulsbyville at around 1 P.M. on December 5. It was determined that his vehicle had no licensing and that his own license was suspended. He was initially detained for failing to give the right away to a Sheriff, but chose to then lead deputies on a 10-mile chase that ended with him ditching his bike, running down an embankment and continuing to flee by foot, and climbing a barb-wired fence. The pursuit ended in a field where Sheriffs were able to apprehend the suspect.
Beihle was then searched and arrested for evasion, failure to give right of way, driving on a suspended license, and operating an unregistered vehicle. It was also determined that he was in possession of two hypodermic needles and a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana. Paramedics were called and Beihle was cleared to be arrested.
He was later released on $50,000 bail.
Photos courtesy of Tuolumne County Sheriff.