Motorcyclist arrested after racing on 410, leading DPS on chase for over 15 miles

Juan Flores-Campos, 31, facing several charges including third-degree felony

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail
Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

SAN ANTONIO – A 31-year-old motorcyclist was arrested after authorities said he was spotted racing down Interstate 410 West on the city's South Side then led a trooper on a chase for more than 15 miles.

The motorcyclist was identified as Juan Flores-Campos, who is now facing misdemeanor charges including a third-degree felony.

Sgt. Orlando Moreno, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told KSAT.com the incident occurred Tuesday when a trooper caught two motorcyclists racing down I-410 West around 11:42 p.m.

When the trooper tried to pull over the motorcyclists, Moreno said they both kept riding down the interstate leading the trooper on a chase.

At the I-35 interchange from 410, the trooper chose to follow Flores-Campos down I-35 South, while leaving the other unidentified motorcyclist who went the opposite direction onto I-35 North.

The chase ended when Flores-Campos crashed his motorcycle after taking the Fischer Road exit and losing control. He was treated for minor injuries and later released to authorities, Moreno said.

Flores-Campos is now being charged with racing on a highway and reckless driving, which are both class B misdemeanors. He was also charged with evading arrest, a third-degree felony.

He has since been released after posting bail.

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