Man arrested after leading Hemet officers on a high-speed pursuit

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David McVade was arrested after leading Hemet police on a high-speed pursuit through the city.

David McVade was arrested after leading Hemet police on a high-speed pursuit through the city.

HEMET – A local resident was arrested Tuesday evening Aug. 23 after he led Hemet Police officers on a high-speed pursuit on a motorcycle.

At the end of the pursuit, officers arrested David Michael McVade, 25 of Hemet. He was later booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

At about 5:30 p.m. a Hemet Police officer who was working part of a grant funded motorcycle safety operation saw a motorcycle rider commit a vehicle code violation in the 200 block of S. Buena Vista Street.

Based on the observed violation, the officer attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop of the motorcyclist. The rider, who was later identified as McVade, refused to yield and accelerated away at a high rate of speed.

More than a half dozen police vehicles lined the street after the pursuit. Robert Carter photo

More than a half dozen police vehicles lined the street after the pursuit. Robert Carter photo

The officer initiated a pursuit and McVade led him on a chase through several neighborhoods until they reached the 1900 block of Mayflower Place. McVade eventually pulled into a parking area and surrendered to the pursuing officers.

Officers learned McVade fled from officers because he did not have a valid license.

A jail record search revealed McVade was booked on suspicion of felony evasion and driving on a suspended license. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail..

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