Fortuna Man Arrested After Motorcycle Chase

This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

{2E30BA09-CAF4-4A32-9B4B-3EC353D5D909}FORTUNA, CA – On January 1, 2016 at about 12:45 am, an officer with the Ferndale Police Department assigned to Saturation Patrol for the Humboldt County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of Fernbridge Drive and Highway 101. The rider immediately fled Southbound onto Highway 101 where officers from the Fortuna Police Department began assisting in the pursuit. Reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour the motorcyclist continued on Highway 101 until exiting at Kenmar Road in Fortuna. Upon exiting onto Kenmar Road the motorcyclist turned onto Eel River Drive and then traveled up Drake Hill Road.

While traveling up Drake Hill Road, the rider allowed the motorcycle to drift off the roadway onto the soft grass shoulder. Upon leaving the roadway, the rider lost control of the motorcycle and was taken into custody without further incident.

After being examined by medical staff, the rider, 58 year old Robert Allen Lyons of Fortuna, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

•California Vehicle Code §2800.2(a) – Evading with Willful or Wanton Disregard for the Safety of Persons
•California Vehicle Code §23152(e) – Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs
•California Vehicle Code §22450(a) – Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign
•California Vehicle Code §23103(a) – Reckless Driving
•California Vehicle Code §22348(a) – Operating a vehicle on a highway in Excess of 100 M.P.H.
•California Vehicle Code §14601.1(a) – Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License
•California Vehicle Code §12500(b) – Operating a Motorcycle without Motorcycle Endorsement
•Health & Safety Code §11364(a) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
•Health & Safety Code §11550 – Under the influence of a Controlled Substance
•Health & Safety Code §11377- Possession of a Controlled Substance



  • You can’t out run the law!HAPPY NEW YEAR TO wishes and here’s to a calm 2016 Peace

  • Barry Wallowberg

    Is the picture bad, or is he The Jolly Green Giant’s uncle?

    • This is taking Humboldt County mugshots to a new level of awful….

      • KIM KEMP! This is YOUR future. THIS will make you a Pull-it-zer Prize Winning Journalist!

        I am thinking it may be time for “Humboldt_Man” (or “Humboldt_Woman”). I really do believe we have “The Demographics” to go up against Florida_Man!

        “Who (or What) is that?” you ask. Go take a look at “Florida_Man” on Twitter…..

        We don’t have millions of people like Florida but we DO have Bears….

        “””Florida Bear Breaks Into Garage, Eats 50lbs of Dog Food, Falls Asleep on Lawn””” (see picture)

        And we have herb…

        “””Florida Man Surrenders Marijuana Crop to Police Chopper, Later Learns It Wasn’t Looking for Him”””
        And probably dressed drivers of fast vehicles…..

        “””Florida Man Caught Driving Cadillac Naked at 110 mph in the Middle of the Afternoon”””

        And we have drunk drivers….

        “””Florida Man Tells Police He’s So Drunk He’ll Blow Up Breathalyzer “””

        We also have Walmart, motorized scooters, and “female drivers”…..

        “””Florida Woman Eats Cinnamon Rolls and Rotisserie Chicken While Driving Drunk Through Walmart on Motorized Scooter “””

        Tweakers? Not in Humboldt…..

        “””Florida Man Caught with 2,000 Amphetamines, Claims They’re For Erectile Dysfunction”””

        Don’t Forget the Pawn Shops……

        “””Florida Man Tries to Pawn Amp at Same Store He Stole it From”””

        What we DON’T have is alligators or Manatees or Sea Turtles (wet or dried)…..

        “””Florida Man Arrested After Alligator Hide Found Drying in Backyard of Frat House”””
        “””Florida Man Poops Over Side of Boat as Police Are Trying to Arrest Him for Interfering With Manatees”””
        “””Florida Man Hides From Deputies in Swamp, Eaten by Alligator”””
        “””Florida Man Rides Sea Turtle, Spears Shark”

        Or this, yet….

        “””Florida Man Leads Police on Scooter Chase After He’s Suspected of Sniffing Women’s Feet in Library”””

        But, Kim, THIS is the future. NO JURISDICTION, not even FLAW-DA can go up against HumCo’s Neck Tats! NO WHERE! NO HOW!!!

    • With a mugshot like that one might think yesterday was St Patricks day not New Year’s Eve.

  • That’s odd, he doesn’t LOOK like he was born yesterday.

  • now that’s a good way to start the new year…what a dumb ass.

  • He’s probably out of jail just like kenny springer


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