Kings County man accused of leading deputies on 100+ mph pursuit on motorcycle
Photo: Victor Contreras | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man was recently arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit on his motorcycle, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Just after 12 a.m. on Monday, July 5, a deputy patrolling the area of 14th Avenue and Highway 198 reportedly spotted a motorcycle traveling at over 100 miles per hour. Though the deputy attempted to catch the vehicle, he was unable to bridge the distance between the two despite accelerating to 115 miles per hour.
The motorcyclist eventually exited Highway 198 at Douty Street, at last providing an opportunity for the deputy to catch him. The deputy then saw the motorcyclist — later identified as 48-year-old Victor Contreras — run a stop sign, at which point the deputy activated the lights on his patrol car and attempted a stop.
Instead of coming to a stop, Contreras hit the gas and a pursuit began. Additional deputies responded and together they pursed Contreras, at one point heading eastbound on East Lacey Boulevard. Near 8 3/4 Avenue, Contreras lost control and laid the motorcycle down, ending the pursuit. Deputies had him in handcuffs before he could flee on foot.
Contreras, having refused medical treatment, was taken straight to jail on suspicion of charges related to felony evading, as well as two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.