A Florida man was arrested last Sunday morning after he led a state trooper on a high-speed chase, The New York Post reported.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jesse Rivera, 30, was weaving around cars on his motorcycle in a 45-mph-zone at around 110 mph just after midnight on Sunday morning. Rivera’s motorcycle sported a fake Hawaiian license tag that read, “MCLOVIN,” Fox 13 in Tampa reported.
The tag is in reference to the film “Superbad” in which one character has a fake Hawaii ID with the name McLovin.
When an FHP trooper pulled behind Rivera and turned on his lights and sirens, Rivera took off. The trooper shut off the lights and sirens and continued to follow Rivera from a distance.
Subsequently, officers from both the St. Petersburg Police and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull Rivera over, but Rivera refused to stop both times.
The trooper, still following from a distance, reported that Rivera crossed the Gandy bridge and exited, making a series of turns before he stopped. When Rivera saw the trooper was still behind him, he attempted to put his bike into gear to speed away, but the gear slipped and the engine died.
The trooper blocked the road and Rivera attempted to restart the bike to try to go around the patrol vehicle but the trooper grabbed him and pulled him off, knocking the motorcycle over, along with both himself and Rivera.
As the trooper handcuffed him, Rivera said the bike landed on his foot and injured him. So the trooper extricated Rivera and called for an ambulance. EMTs transported him to a nearby hospital with a broken foot.
After his broken foot was treated, Rivera was moved to the Hillsborough County Jail and charged with fleeing at high speed to elude a law enforcement officer.