Biker captured after freeway chase in Los Angeles

The California Highway Patrol has arrested a motorcycle rider after a nearly hour-long chase along Southern California freeways.

Officer Ed Jacobs says the chase began around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when authorities tried to pull over the bike in the Orange County city of Santa Ana.

The black-clad biker fled north on several freeways into Los Angeles County. Reports indicated the bike topped 100 mph at times as it raced between trucks and cars.

Jacobs says a CHP helicopter tracked the rider but patrol cars kept their distance for safety reasons.

The chase ended on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles when the rider encountered a CHP motorcycle officer who cut him off and drew a gun. The rider jumped off his bike and layed down on the ground to be handcuffed.