Citrus Heights Police Officer Arrested After Chase

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) - A Citrus Heights police officer has been fired after leading officers from another agency on a 40-mile, high-speed chase over the weekend.

Authorities say James M. Fraser also ran over the foot of a Folsom police officer with his motorcycle during the pursuit.

Folsom police tried to pull over the 27-year-old at 2 a.m. Saturday for traffic violations. Authorities say Fraser was speeding on his motorcycle and had run a red light.

Fraser, who was off-duty, exceeded speeds of 100 mph during the
chase and eventually was arrested.

A spokeswoman at the Citrus Heights Police Department says Fraser has been fired. He had been employed at the department for eight months.

Citrus Heights and Folsom are suburbs of Sacramento.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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