Monday Feb 18 2008
High-speed chase ends when motorcyclist runs out of gas
By: Penne Usher
An Illinois man took law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase Sunday that started on Inter-state 80 near Penryn that ended when his motorcycle ran out of gas. Larry Goetluck, 41, was riding a Honda street motorcycle and clocked by a California Highway Patrol aircraft just outside Auburn at speeds in excess of 140 mph, said Officer Mike Fong of the Newcastle CHP office. The chase started on westbound Interstate 80 around 12:15 p.m. near Penryn and continued on through Loomis and Penryn surface streets, he said. One patrol officer, a motorcycle officer and a CHP helicopter tracked Goetluck. The suspect ran out of gas on Power House Road at Oak Hollow Road in Penryn. There was a little bit of struggling, Fong said. Goetluck was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, reckless driving and for not having a driver's license. He is being held in Placer County Jail on $20,000 bail.