Police say a high-speed motorcycle chase on I-8 ends in crash; speeds during pursuit reached 150 mph

Officers: Motorcyclist facing multiple charges

SAN DIEGO - Authorities in San Diego said an attempt to pull over a speeding motorcyclist Wednesday night led to a high-speed chase that ended in a crash. 

The San Diego Police Department said the incident began in Mission Valley, when an SDPD officer attempted to stop the biker for speeding violation.

According to investigators, the suspect failed to yield and led officers on a chase down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 all the way to El Cajon. 

Officers then called for helicopter support and the California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit.

CHP officials said speeds during the chase reached as high as 150 mph on I-8 until the suspect executed a U-turn at Second Street and came back westbound, exiting off at Center Street.

Officers said the motorcyclist then hit a curb and crashed. 

He was immediately taken into custody and an ambulance was called to the scene. Paramedics rushed the injured man to a local hospital. 

Police said the suspect will face multiple charges, including reckless driving, evading police and driving under the influence.

His name has not been released.

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