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2:08 AM Sat, Sept. 22nd

Motorcycle chase through Prescott Valley ends in crash

Greg Silvas, 22, of  Prescott Valley

Greg Silvas, 22, of Prescott Valley

PRESCOTT VALLEY - A motorcyclist who ran from police at high speeds ended up in a crash and was arrested, a police spokesman said.

Greg Silvas, 22, of Prescott Valley, was arrested Sunday evening after an officer saw him driving at a "high rate of speed," said Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney, and when he caught up to it near Valley View and Frontage, the bike had turned around and the tires were smoking.

Bonney said Silvas allegedly waved at the officer, who had his lights and siren on, as he passed.

Silvas crashed a short time later when he tried to turn onto Lynx Lake Drive. Bonney said he kicked the motorcycle and started to walk away.

Police took him to YRMC.

Silvas told police he thought it was his mother chasing him, said Bonney. "He was asked if his mother drove a fully-marked police vehicles with lights and siren, and he said she did not," Bonney added.

Silvas was booked on charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.