Motorcyclist captures dramatic chase on helmet camera

He pursued the alleged hit-and-run driver until authorities took over.

— -- A motorcyclist who pursued an alleged hit-and-run driver through the streets of California recently, all while capturing the daring chase on his helmet camera, said he didn't want to get involved initially but felt compelled to act.

"I felt like I did the right thing, I really did. I really didn't want to chase the guy," he told ABC-owned television station KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

"But as soon as he took off on that freeway after hitting multiple cars," he continued, "I knew I had to do the right thing and try to chase him down before he hurt or killed anybody else."

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The motorcyclist pulled his bike over and walked over to the Mercedes, but it pulled away. He then got back on his motorcycle, following the car as it stopped at a veterinary clinic parking lot, then took off on a freeway where it lost its front bumper.

"Hello? Yes, I'm in pursuit of a hit-and-run driver," he can be heard saying.

Authorities arrested the 62-year-old driver on suspicion of a DUI. The case is still under investigation.