Motorcyclist arrested in Larkfield hit-and-run crash
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 8:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.
A 19-year-old Clearlake man accused of leading a CHP officer on a high-speed chase and crashing into a Windsor bicyclist has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run.
Taylor Scott Kudrna turned himself into Clearlake Police on Thursday evening and was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of felony hit-and-run, reckless driving causing injury and reckless evasion, authorities said.
He was preparing to bail out of jail Friday afternoon on $100,000 bail, jail personnel said.
Kudrna and his brother, Seth Dandridge, 28, of Clearlake, were both being sought by the CHP in connection with Wednesday’s 3:12 p.m. incident when they surrendered, the CHP said.
The two brothers and a third motorcyclist, Clay Clarke, 33, also of Clearlake, were reportedly speeding north on Highway 101 north of Santa Rosa when a CHP patrol officer clocked them at about 90 mph and tried to pull them over, the CHP said.
The motorbikes failed to yield and began to exit eastbound on Mark West Springs Road with Officer David Spencer in pursuit. Clarke, who was in the lead, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a GMC Yukon, authorities said.
Spencer stopped to tend to him while the two brothers rode away, the CHP said. They eventually ran a red light at Old Redwood Highway, where Kudrna struck a northbound bicycle ridden by Joel Aguayo, of Windsor, officials said.
Aguayo, 20, suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was taken by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, officials said.
Kudrna reportedly laid his motorcycle on the pavement, but remounted and rode away, the CHP said.
Both brothers escaped but were later identified as suspects in the case, the CHP said. They remained at large until their surrender.
Kudrna is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, jail personnel said.
Dandridge was arrested for suspected misdemeanor evasion and riding with a suspended license. He was released in Clearlake.
Clarke was arrested for suspected evasion and driving without a license, and was also released.
Authorities impounded all three motorcycles, the CHP said.
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