It was a high-speed pursuit on a total of four wheels Tuesday morning when a police pursuit pitted motorcycle against motorcycle.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department motorcycle deputy Paul Bader allegedly spotted a 1986 Kawasaki street bike with an expired registration on Peach Avenue. He attempted to pull the rider over, but the Kawasaki rider refused to stop, and sped off, allegedly going through stop signs and almost losing control several times over the course of the five mile chase.


Finally, the Kawasaki rider lost control of his bike in the front yard of a residence on Arrowhead Lake Road, fleeing on foot. As the rider attempted to climb over a chain link fence, Bader subdued him with a Taser.


The rider, identified at William Danchig, 35, of Hesperia, was taken into custody without further incident. At the time of his arrest, Danchig allegedly had a large amount of cash on him, as well as drugs packaged for sale. He was booked at Victor Valley Jail on charges of felony failure to yield and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.