Pasadena Motorcyclist with Previous DUI Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine

Pasadena Now reported on Tuesday that Pasadena Police Department officers arrested a 55-year-old motorcyclist after he led police on a high-speed chase on Monday, June 28.

In a statement given by Pasadena Police Lt. Dawkins, said that officers attempted to stop the biker for a moving traffic violation at approximately 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and Mar Vista Avenue in Pasadena. 

The motorcyclist refused to pull over and instead sped off, blowing through a number of stop signs and a red traffic light. Officers were reported to have broken off due to safety concerns after the pursuit had reached excessive speeds. 

Police continued to track the motorcyclist by helicopter. The biker was observed stopping approximately a mile and a half away from where officers first attempted to pull him over.

Pasadena Police officers were dispatched to the location and the biker, Carl Anthony Burroughs, 55, was arrested on attempting to evade police, suspicion, possession of methamphetamine, and driving on a suspended license.

At the time of his arrest, Burroughs was also in possession of a BB pistol that closely resembled a handgun. Officials have not stated if he was driving under the influence on Monday night.

Court documents indicate that Burroughs has previous arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and assault with a deadly weapon in 1991, domestic battery, auto theft, receiving stolen property, and auto theft in 2013. In 1999 Burroughs was arrested on the charge of grand theft auto, and in 2002 he received a citation for resisting arrest. 

At the time of his most recent arrest, Burroughs was awaiting trial for forging an official document. 

A judge has set Burrough’s bail at $75,000.

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