Carlsbad Man Leads Police on 120 MPH Chase

Jeremy Jerome Dinkins, a 22-year-old Carlsbad resident, was arrested with felony charges of evading an officer and allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through Murrieta and Temecula.

A man who allegedly led a 120 mph police chase through Temecula on his motorcycle was arrested.

Jeremy Jerome Dinkins, a 22-year-old Carlsbad resident, was behind bars Thursday facing felony evading an officer charges, according to jail records. He was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

He was spotted by a officer around 12:40 p.m. today speeding south on Interstate 15 on his black Yamaha R-1 just south of California Oaks Road, according to CHP Officer Nathan Baer.

The officer tried to stop Dinkins, but when he saw the patrol car's lights, he shot up to 120 mph.

"I just didn't think about it, I saw the lights and just went… (it was) just dumb," Dinkins reportedly told officers after he was arrested.

His motorcycle began to smoke, so he exited at Rancho California Road, split lanes and raced west on the surface street, Baer said.

The motorcycle soon broke down on Rancho California Road, and Dinkins gave himself up. He was booked into .


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