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'I'm an idiot' says motorcyclist after crashing during police chase

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DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -  A 22-year-old Plymouth man escaped serious injury after  leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with a fiery crash.

But his luck ran out there, as he had to answer to Wayne County Sheriffs after hitting speeds on his motorcycle exceeding 70 miles per hour down Hines Drive - a 40 mile per hour zone.

When an officer asked him why he tried to flee police, he was recorded on tape saying "I'm an idiot" as his bike burned.

Others agreed. "He's stupid, he's his own fool," said bystanders who witnessed the incident.

"I've seen some things in my lifetime, specifically as a police officer  this gentleman, the angels were on his side, no doubt about it," said Deputy Chief Mike Jaafer of the Wayne County Sheriff Department.

 According to police, the Plymouth man was speeding down Hines Drive and Woodbine in Dearborn Heights speeding when he passed the police and started driving on the shoulder passing cars.

As he was driving down Telegraph near Warren he "booked on the officer" Jaafer said, when he crashed.

"He hit a dip, flew off the bike," Jaafer said. "The bike went up in flames. He did have a helmet which really helped him or else he would have been done."

"I don't understand why they run."

Jaafer said that since I-96 has been closed, there has been an increase of drivers speeding.

The motorcyclist suffered road rash but has a lengthy driving record, Jaafer said.

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