A motorcyclist led police on an hour-long, high-speed pursuit Monday night on twisting Riverside County roads.
The chase began about 8:15 p.m. in the city of Riverside when officers tried to pull over the driver during a "traffic stop," according to a spokesperson for the Riverside Police Department. The rider was wanted for a vehicle code violation, according to Riverside police.
The chase began on the 91 Freeway then traveled over surface streets, at one point winding through a commercial parking lot. The wanted driver missed a passing car by inches while trying to navigate through an intersection in Corona and was also seen driving against traffic.
Speeds reached 100 mph during the pursuit, police said.
A squad car stayed about a car's length away from the motorcyclist throughout the chase. Officers trailed the motorcycle along winding roads near Lake Mathews, about 12 miles south of Riverside.
The chase ended nearly about 9:15 p.m. when the motorcyclist jumped off his bike and caught by police near Lake Mathews.
Minutes before the chase ended, severe weather over Lake Mathews forced the pursuing police helicopter -- and Newschopper 4 -- to land.