A fleeing motorcyclist ended up in an accident and sustained multiple dog bites after trying to escape from a traffic enforcer.
According to news reports, the rider of a Yamaha motorcycle led the California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer in a high speed police chase after the latter tried to stop the former for speeding on Interstate 5.
The apprehending officer claimed that the rider who was later identified as Richard Kannon, 34, failed to stop despite the police warning and tried to escape instead.
During the chase, when Kannon attempted to get off from his motorcycle, a CHP officer jumped from his vehicle to apprehend the Kannon on his bare foot but the latter took off with his bike again. He continued his reckless riding until he reached into a dead end road wherein he lost control of his big bike and crashed into a ditch.
After he fell, Kannon stood up and began running, prompting, the apprehending police to deploy his police dog, Oso.. The canine caught Kannon and knocked him to the ground. However, it did not totally put an end to the commotion as Kannon repeatedly began hitting the dog on its face. Incidentally, in fear of letting the rider flee again, the officer repeatedly struck him with his police baton until he was subdue.
Subsequently, Kannon was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries sustained. He suffered multiple dog bites on his arms and legs, minor abrasions and bruises from the motorcycle accident and strikes from the police baton.
Following his arrest, police discovered five packaged bags of marijuana with a total of 7.5 ounces. Now, that would explain why the motorcyclist had been very eager in resisting his arrest, commented by a Los Angeles motorcycle lawyer. Aside from his traffic violation, he is quite aware that he will have more charges to face if he will be apprehended, he added.
Consequently, Kannon was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, obstructing public officer, evading a police officer with disregard to safety and driving on a suspended license for DUI. His bail was set at $74,000.00, reports said.