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.