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Effort To Stop Suspected DUI Driver Leads To Fatal Crash

An effort by police to stop a suspected DUI driver on the Central Coast led to a pursuit, and fatal crash.

A Pismo Beach police officer noticed a speeding motorcycle on southbound Highway 101 near Oak Park Road in Arroyo Grande early Tuesday morning.  Investigators say the motorcycle got off the freeway and ran a red light.

The officer turned on the patrol unit's lights to try to make a traffic stop, and the motorcycle sped away on El Camino Real.  But a few moments later, the motorcyclist failed to make a curve, and crashed.  The cyclist was thrown from the bike, and pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's name hasn't been released yet.  

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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