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CHP still searching for suspect in high-speed A.G. motorcycle chase

The California Highway Patrol arrested one person after he led them on a high-speed chase on Highway 101 near El Campo Road down to Los Berros Road.
The California Highway Patrol arrested one person after he led them on a high-speed chase on Highway 101 near El Campo Road down to Los Berros Road.

California Highway Patrol officers are still searching for a motorcyclist who remains at large after a high-speed chase Thursday evening in Arroyo Grande.

Scott Robert Waltos, 21, of Grover Beach and Kayne Groner, 26, were allegedly going more than 90 mph on Highway 101 near El Campo Road in Arroyo Grande when police spotted them about 4:30 p.m. Both motorcyclists fled — traveling at nearly 130 mph on the freeway at one point — by exiting toward Los Berros Road, according to Officer Jordan Richards, a CHP spokesman.

Police took Waltos into custody when he missed a turn driving on Los Berros and skidded to a stop at Pomeroy Road, Richards said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony evading an officer and violating probation

Another officer and a CHP helicopter pursued Groner, who was riding a maroon Yamaha R6 and wearing a white helmet, but were unable to find him, Richards said.

Groner is wanted for felony evasion and violating probation, Richards said. Officers have since attempted to contact Groner, but have not yet been able to locate him.

Waltos told police he and Groner were going to Boomers! in Santa Maria to attend a meeting, Richards said. He remained in the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail as of Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone with information about Groner’s location is encouraged to contact the CHP at 805-593-3300.

This story has been updated with information on the search for Groner.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the suspect at large. His name is Kayne Groner.

Staff writers Megan Henney and Lindsey Holden contributed to this story.

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