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Old 05-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...n-the-highway/

CHP Aircraft Catches East Bay Motorcyclist Going 120 MPH On The Highway

SAN LEANDRO (KPIX 5) — The story of how Corey McDonah ended up in the Hayward Hall of Justice is a high-tech tale that is equal parts dumb luck, bad choices, and good police work.

With sweaty palms, and a bewildered look, he pleaded no contest to reckless driving and received a lecture from the judge.
“As bad as all this seems right now, this might be one of those things that might save your life,” the judge said.
On April 2nd, Air-37 was on routine patrol over the East Bay. It flies at any time of day, with a gyro-stabilized thermal camera, and lens capable of zooming in from several miles away.
Something caught California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Jackson’s eye: a tiny speck blowing past traffic.

It was McDonah on a motorcycle, weaving in and out of the cars, at nearly double the speed limit.

“The bike is stupid fast,” McDonah said. “I’m not saying I couldn’t help myself but, you know, you buy a bike for a certain reason. Sometimes it gets you in trouble.”

Jackson shot the video from more than a mile away.

“When you’re pulling stunt like this, you never know when we’re gonna be overhead,” the officer told KPIX 5.

The plane followed him for several miles to his home in San Leandro.
At 2,000 feet and a mile away, that airplane is a speck in the sky. But with their high-tech cameras, they can see fine detail, down to the color of your shoes.

“They called me out and asked me if they knew why they were there. And then I said ‘No’ and then they pointed to the plane. And then I knew,” McDonah said.
McDonah was arrested. He said he was rushing home to go to the bathroom.

This is not the first high-profile arrest using the CHP airplane. In 2010, Sacramento Kings star Tyreke Evans was caught on camera driving 130 mph, and arrested at gunpoint.

After McDonah’s arrest, motorcycle chat forums have lit up with comments like, ‘Wow, could have been me’ and ‘That has got to suck. Make it home, crack a beer, get arrested’.

“In this case, there was video evidence to document it and certainly helped make the case strong,” said Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Tim Wellman. “Like I said, his driving at that speed put himself and others at risk. And that’s why he got the sentence he got today.”

As for McDonah, he was still smug, and somewhat apologetic.

KPIX 5: Are you sorry?
McDonah: Yeah.
KPIX 5: What lessons did you learn?
McDonah: That Big Brother is always watching. I don’t know.

McDonah was sentenced to three years of probation, 20 days with the sheriff’s work squad, and 40 hours of community service. He also must pay a $500 fine. McDonah must take a safety class or sell his motorcycle.
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Wow he could of really done a more serious crime and gotten off much better.


He should of called Fresnal.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #5
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How can they make you sell your own motorcycle
In CA it may be written ino the law if you're convicted of reckless driving

He may want to anyway when he renews his insurance
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also arrested at gunpoint for speeding? wtf
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also arrested at gunpoint for speeding? wtf
Was it speeding, or was it wreckless endangerment, potential to run, etc. etc.

From a cops point of view (and many others) there is no reason to go above the speed limit. If you are going THAT much over the limit, you are running from a crime or have some serious reason to avoid being caught.... which means that MUST catch you to find out what that is.
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At least they didn't chase him on the roads thus endangering more people than this guy did.

, I think it's pretty messed up that they can just follow you to your house and arrest you just like that.

I'd argue that I wasn't the guy riding...helmet and all. How would they prove it once you're in the house?
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Was it speeding, or was it wreckless endangerment, potential to run, etc. etc.

From a cops point of view (and many others) there is no reason to go above the speed limit. If you are going THAT much over the limit, you are running from a crime or have some serious reason to avoid being caught.... which means that MUST catch you to find out what that is.
from a legal view they can only pull you over for what they can verify so speeding or possibly reckless driving not a gun worthy offense
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120 you say... good thing he didn't ride a bad new aprilia rsv4 moded to beat the out of the asphalt..
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I get the impression that this guy was not arrested at gunpoint, it was the basketball player, who I presume was actually stopped and ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint.
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At least they didn't chase him on the roads thus endangering more people than this guy did.

, I think it's pretty messed up that they can just follow you to your house and arrest you just like that.

I'd argue that I wasn't the guy riding...helmet and all. How would they prove it once you're in the house?
I guess if you walked out wearing the same clothes you walked in with.
They could have asked him, "who else is inside this house?". His answer, "just me." Busted
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why would you blame some one else in your home over your stupidity anyway...? I'd go freely.. have done it before.
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1. The story never says that the rider was arrested at gun point
2. Are you saying it's against the law for cops to pull a gun on you for reckless driving?
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120 you say... good thing he didn't ride a bad new aprilia rsv4 moded to beat the out of the asphalt..
So you had to mod it to break 120?
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