High-Speed Motorcycle Chase Across Sacramento County Ends with Arrest

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Police arrested 24-year-old Kenneth Smith of Sacramento Thursday afternoon on a number of charges.

They say Smith, riding a stolen motorcycle with a stash of narcotics, led them on a high-speed chase that ranged through Antelope, Carmichael and Citrus Heights.

“Passed me on the right side. I was in the right lane. Blew right past me,” said Keith Bush

“It was just… chaos,” said Jason Berry.

“He was clocked at 143,” said Liz Dutton, Public Information Officer for California Highway Patrol.

Even at 143 miles an hour, you just can’t outrun a police helicopter. So officers say the suspect ditched his ride and hid. But police have tools to deal with that, too.

In the end, a police dog grabbed him by the ankle where he was hiding and made the arrest. Police this time literally working to make the streets safe.

As he was being loaded into the back of a police cruiser, we asked Smith whether he had thought about the kids in the neighborhoods he sped through.

“I don’t even know what you are talking about,” he said.

“He said that? Oh… they’re clear he’s the right guy,” Dutton said.

Wrong-headed and reckless, if the allegations are true.  Now Smith is headed to his new place in the Sacramento County jail.

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