Photo: scene from a speeding
The Santa Rosa Police Department issued the following Press Release via their Facebook page.
“Over the summer, residents of Peacock Gap began complaining to the SRPD of a black motorcycle often speeding on Point San Pedro in the afternoons.
On August 15th, both SRPD motor officers were doing speed enforcement at the intersection of Main Drive and Point San Pedro.
A motorcycle could be heard approaching eastbound. A black motorcycle passed their location and was clocked at 91 MPH (on a 40 MPH city street!).
The officers took several minutes to safely catch up to the subject, as he was forced to slow down once he got stuck behind a vehicle in China Camp.
He claimed to be a “semi-professional motorcycle racer.” This week he pled guilty to speeding 26+ MPH over the posted speed limit and received a fine of $500.
His license was immediately suspended at the court hearing, and he is not eligible to do traffic school to remove the DMV point.
This is a friendly reminder regarding the dangers of speeding on city streets especially as the seasons change and conditions become wet.”