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Cul-de-sac ends police pursuit

SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY- His MySpace alias is “Ryan the Lion.” Until Monday, the Lion rode a vintage red and black 1988 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle. But then the Lion was captured by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper William Frederick and his cool bike was seized.

Ryan Christopher Segari, 19, of The Woodlands was charged with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, which is a state jail felony and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor.

Frederick was driving southwest on FM 1488 near SH 242 when he first encountered Segari, who was traveling at or around the speed limit.

“He waved at me and right after that he passed me then gunned it,” Frederick said.

About two miles down the road, Segari was caught by a red light and Trooper Frederick caught up with him, he said. Segari allegedly saw Frederick and fled again, west on FM 1488, traveling at estimated speeds of around 100 miles per hour.

“He was passing in no passing zones and weaving in and out of traffic,” Frederick said.

Segari went right on Cimarron Way, then left on Deer Lodge and right on Colfax Road and eventually reached a cul-de-sac, where he had no way out and was placed under arrest.

Segari’s reason for fleeing from Frederick is unclear. He had no contraband on his person, such as illegal drugs or weapons, Frederick said. He was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and had no outstanding warrants, he said, and the motorcycle was not stolen, but had a clear title in Segari’s name. Public Data shows Segari has no prior criminal record.

After allegedly waving at a state trooper then initiating a pursuit by refusing to pull over, Segari is now charged with a felony and a misdemeanor.

The 2008 graduate of The Woodlands High School rode to the Montgomery County Jail in the back of a patrol car and his motorcycle rode on the back of a wrecker to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office impound lot.

He was freed on bond Tuesday morning.

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