NewsCovering Kern County


Man arrested after leading officers in a pursuit

Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 20:32:52-04

An illegal street race at California City led to a high-speed chase on Saturday at 8:42 p.m.


According to police, Alex Horton, 21, was riding a motorcycle in speeds of over 100 miles per hour.


Police say Horton and a black Audi sedan engaged in an illegal street race at California City Boulevard and Randsburg-Mojave Road.


Officers arrested Horton at his residence for felony evading of police. Officers said Horton later admitted to running from the police due to not having a motorcycle endorsement on his driver’s license.

Horton was transported to the Mojave jail and charged with reckless evading of a peace officer, illegal speed contest, failure to stop at stop signs, speed in excess of 100 miles per hour and unsafe speed.


Horton’s motorcycle, a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa, was impounded