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SLO County real estate agent won’t be cited for motocross video

Watch Topher Ingalls' motocross video filmed in SLO County

Topher Ingalls, a former professional motorcross racer and Templeton native, is now selling real estate in San Luis Obispo. He says he made this video to depict his transition from the world of motocross to that of real estate.
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Topher Ingalls, a former professional motorcross racer and Templeton native, is now selling real estate in San Luis Obispo. He says he made this video to depict his transition from the world of motocross to that of real estate.

The San Luis Obispo County real estate agent whose motocross-themed commercial attracted the concern of the CHP will not be cited for any of the tricks performed in his video.

Topher Ingalls, 26, of Templeton, a former professional motocross racer, in April filmed an ad depicting his commute to work at Buschur Realty via motorbike. In the video, Ingalls can be seen off-roading, jumping over a freeway on-ramp, doing wheelies on the highway, crossing over double yellow lines and cruising through downtown San Luis Obispo.

After receiving media attention and learning of the CHP’s intent to investigate the stunts, Ingalls took down the video and apologized.

The CHP said Tuesday that Ingalls will not be cited for any of the riding or tricks, which were deemed infractions of the law. Drivers suspected of committing infractions — unlike misdemeanors and felonies — cannot be punished unless a law enforcement official witnesses the illegal actions.

Patrick Seebart, spokesman for the Templeton CHP, said officers couldn’t determine whether Ingalls’ traffic violations warranted a citation until they thoroughly reviewed the video.

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