Sunday was not Tyler Webb’s day.
Webb, 26, was driving down Diamond Drive on his 2000 Honda Interceptor motorcycle around 5 p.m., when a Los Alamos Police officer flagged him for going 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.
However, the officer was traveling the opposite direction and could not turn around and pull him over. When another officer traveling the same way as Webb tried to pull him over, Webb sped off. Police did not give pursuit.
“Chasing is very dangerous,” LAPD Capt. Randy Foster said. “We only chase someone when the danger outweighs the risk of chasing a suspect. A speeding ticket was definitely not a dangerous situation.”
So the LAPD decided to let events run their course. They did not have to wait long.
Webb, allegedly driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, crashed his motorcycle at the intersection of Jemez and Diamond.
Webb apparently ran a red light at the intersection; narrowly missing a Los Alamos National Laboratory security vehicle traveling through the same intersection on a green light.