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High-speed pursuit ends in Atascadero

Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 04, 2022

A motorcyclist was taken into custody Friday following a high-speed pursuit that ended in Atascadero.

The California Highway Patrol says the pursuit started around 1:12 p.m. in Morro Bay, ending before 1:45 p.m. in a residential area near Piedras Altas and Carmalita.

The pursuit reached speeds of up to 120 mph, officers say.

They’re investigating whether the motorcycle involved was stolen.

Students and staff at Atascadero High School were told to shelter in place for less than 10 minutes when the pursuit entered the city.

The school’s principal says it was done out of an abundance of caution and no one on campus was ever in any direct danger.

During a shelter in place, schools will lock their doors to keep students inside but classroom instruction is not interrupted.

CHP is expected to release more information about the pursuit by Friday evening.