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Motorcyclist arrested following Petaluma chase

A 28-year-old motorcyclist was arrested Sunday after he refused to stop for a Petaluma officer and tried to hide, police said.

The officer tried to pull over Andrew Dale Smith of Fairfield at 12:52 a.m. near Spanish Bay Court and Ely Boulevard South for an equipment violation, Sgt. Ed Crosby said.

But Smith sped away to Spanish Bay Court, abandoned the bike and hid in a hedge, Crosby said.

But the officer quickly found and arrested Smith, Crosby said.

Smith was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of evading police, driving with a suspended license and displaying false evidence of registration, Crosby said.


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