The biker fled from deputies, then put a video of himself on Instagram, cops say. It got him caught

A fleeing motorcyclist was inadvertently caught when he posted a video of himself escaping on Instagram, according to East Tennessee investigators.

In fact, the suspect posted several videos of himself violating traffic laws on the popular social media site, all of which are now considered evidence, officials said.

“On March 24, 2024, a motorcyclist fled from a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was attempting to make a legal stop on Highway 27. Since then, the deputy has worked leads to identify the motorcyclist,” the sheriff’s office said in a March news release. 28 press release.

“Using an Instagram account operated by the suspect, the deputy located numerous recently posted videos of the suspect driving in an extremely reckless manner, including changing lanes at speeds in excess of 170 mph, in parts of Hamilton County .”

Among the videos was one “showing the suspect escaping from the deputy on March 24,” the sheriff’s office said.

The deputies followed the 21 years old suspect Wednesday, March 27 at a business just north of Chattanooga and arrested him.

The charges include four counts of reckless driving, drag racing, evading arrest and a registration violation, officials said.

Hamilton County is in southeastern Tennessee along the Georgia state line.

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