A 20-year old Yuma , Arizona man was injured when he crashed his motorcycle trying to evade the California Highway Patrol.
At about 8:23 a.m. Monday , a Winterhaven-based California Highway Patrolman attempted to stop a Yamaha R-1 for exceeding the 70 miles per hour speed limit. After coming to a stop , the rider sped from the scene at a high rate of speed. About 10 minutes later , an El Centro CHP officer saw the motorcycle westbound on Interstate 8 , east of SR-7 , at a high rate of speed. The officer began to pursue the motorcycle and was able to catch up to the suspect who had lost control of the motorcycle on the I-8 off-ramp to SR-7. The motorcycle rider was identified as Jonathan R. Duran , 20 , of Yuma. Duran received moderate injuries . He was taken into custody for fleeing and evading a Peace Officer. The incident remains under investigation.