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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:57 am, Thu Aug 2, 2012.

A Lodi man was arrested after evading police and leading them on a chase, according to the Lodi Police Department.

It was just after 8 p.m. on Sunday when officers noticed Kenneth Angel, 55, riding his bicycle against traffic on Cherokee Lane. The officers attempted to pull him over to address the traffic violation, police said, but Angel pulled a U-turn and yelled "I'm not gonna stop."

He then led the officers on what Lt. Chris Jacobson called a car chase minus the car. Angel circled the area around the Victor Road and Cherokee Lane intersection before heading out onto the railroad trestle over the freeway, said police. He ditched the bike on the trestle and made his way down to Highway 99, according to Jacobson.

Angel ran through southbound traffic to hide among the thick bushes on the median, said officers. Caltrans construction workers were on site for a renovation project. They slowed traffic so the officers could safely search for Angel, according to police.

Angel was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, riding the wrong way on a bike on a roadway and failing to heed officer's instructions to stop, said Jacobson.

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com.

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3 comments:

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:28 pm on Wed, Aug 1, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1880

    As a avid cyclist in the area, Debby, I can tell you MANY car drivers are far worst than most cyclists. I've had cars run red lights and just miss me while flipping me off, drift into the cycle lane while texting, rev their engine as they pass seeing how close they can get, and frequently have drivers honk their horns at me while I am securely in my biking lane and well out of their way. I know other cyclists who have had things thrown at them like garbage and cigarettes.

    And as a cyclist, I come to as much of a stop as most California drivers do.

     
  • Ron Werner posted at 9:30 pm on Wed, Aug 1, 2012.

    Ron Werner Posts: 73

    Debby-
    If you and 9 other drivers are going down the freeway all doing 90 MPH and only you get pulled over, the other 9 don't make you less guilty.

     
  • Debby Stapelberg posted at 8:46 am on Wed, Aug 1, 2012.

    Collegegirl Posts: 5

    why did the police decide to harass this bike rider? I see bike riders all over Lodi not obey the rules of the road. They ride on the wrong side of he road, don't stop at intersections. And dare you to run them over.

     

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