High-speed chase ends with a kiss

April 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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OCEANSIDE, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- A California couple who led police on a high-speed motorcycle chase surrendered after running out of gas but not before one final kiss, authorities say.

The couple led police on a more than 100-mile chase Sunday before surrendering when their motorcycle ran out of gas, North County Times, Escondido, Calif., reported.

The chase began when the driver, Gabriel Barajas, 48, failed to pull over for a traffic stop for speeding in Newhall about 1:45 p.m., Oceanside-based California Highway Patrol officer Jim Bettencourt said.

Stacy Veronica, 49, Barajas' passenger, was not wearing a helmet during the chase, which reached speeds up to 95 mph.

The chase ended about 8 miles north of Oceanside, Bettencourt said.

Barajas and Veronica engaged in a final kiss before they were taken into custody for resisting arrest. Barajas was also charged with evading officers, Bettencourt said.

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