Scooter chase ends with driver in handcuffs

Police followed elusive suspect for several blocks

John Palminteri, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
POSTED: 06:27 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 09:00 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The driver of a small scooter tried to evade Santa Barbara police for several blocks this afternoon but he eventually ended up in handcuffs.

The name of the driver has not been released.

Police say he went through a red light and then failed to stop when a patrol unit attempted to make a stop.

Eventually they found the driver, walking on Arrellaga Street and made the arrest.

The scooter was hidden behind a car in a parking stall nearby.