Photo: Franklin Patrick Stephens
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On December 13th at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull a motorcyclist over near Athens Avenue in Lincoln, but was instead led on an hour-long pursuit by the motorcyclist.
CHP – Auburn officers and their air unit, AIR23, assisted PCSO in the pursuit as the suspect reached speeds of up 140 miles per hour and blew through numerous red lights, clearly demonstrating he had no regard for public safety.
Deputies at that point called off the pursuit, as there was a greater need to maintain public safety. CHP’s AIR23 continued monitoring the motorcyclist, who eventually turned into a residential neighborhood on Antelope Road, where a PCSO deputy was patrolling nearby.
The pursuit was initiated a second time, and the motorcyclist continued to blow through red lights and evade law enforcement. The pursuit continued into Sutter and Sacramento counties, before the suspect eventually surrendered in front of his residence, in Roseville.
Deputies arrested the suspect, who was identified as 40-year old Franklin Patrick Stephens. During the investigation, deputies learned the motorcycle was not registered to Stephens. Stephens was arrested and charged with evading a peace officer with willful disregard for safety.”
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