Trooper Travis Wroten attempted to stop a motorcycle Saturday afternoon southbound I45 near Rayford Road. The motorcycle then sped up going west on Sawdust Road and north on Grogans Mill. At speeds of close to 100 mph the motorcycle lost control and crashed at Woodlands Parkway. The driver, Francis Joseph Ohlau, 22, of 14118 Alice in Tomball was transported to Hermann Hospital for minor injuries. His next stop was the Montgomery County Jail where he is being held without bond for evading arrest.
Ohlau has an extensive criminal background. In October 2006 he was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and given 30 days in the Harris County Jail.
On November 7, 2006 and again on November 10, 2006 he was charged with burglary of a habitation in Harris County and on February 13, 2007 given 2 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. .
On January 12, 2007 Ohlau was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Harris County and his time was run concurrently with his burglary charge.
In October 2007 he was charged with Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility in Jefferson County, he was sentenced to TDCJ on June 15, 2009 to 10 years. He was released on parole on November 10, 2010.
On April 2, 2011 Ohlau was arrested by Tomball Police for DWI and sentenced to 30 days in the Harris County Jail.
Ohlau remains on parole until November 13, 2014.