Hoquiam police have one in custody after a short motorcycle pursuit overnight. Sgt. Brian Dayton said in a Facebook post this morning that around 11 pm Tuesday night he attempted to stop a 1982 Honda motorcycle for speeding on East Hoquiam Road. Dayton said when he activated his lights, just before the city limits, the motorcycle turned off his lights and reached speeds of 70 mph on the dark, winding, road.

The pursuit ended near milepost 6 where the motorcycle experienced a mechanical failure.
The driver was identified as 35-year-old Hoquiam man was taken into custody for investigation of felony eluding. The suspect’s 28-year-old girlfriend was riding on the back during the pursuit, was detained and later released.

The suspect’s 28-year-old girlfriend who was riding on the back during the pursuit was detained and later released.

Dayton said the reason the driver gave for running was that he was wanted for felony probation violations. He was transported and booked into the Hoquiam City jail for the probation violation warrant. Felony eluding charges will be forwarded to the Grays Harbor County Prosecutor for filing upon conclusion of the investigation.

Dayton added, “thankfully no one was injured as a result of the pursuit.”