A sport biker tries to become a Good Samaritan after he assists law enforcement in capturing a drunken hit-and-run driver, chasing the man for nearly a quarter of an hour at high speeds before police could finally catch up.
According to YouTube motorcyclist ‘Dick Danger,’ the hot pursuit was not on his “to-do” list.
“I was coming home from a long day at work and the gym,” Danger recalled. “As I was approaching the 215 Freeway I noticed a black car driving very erratic. I started to move over into the right lane and that’s when he went into the WRONG lane and ALMOST hit head-on with another vehicle, side-swiping it instead and continued down 100 yards to hit 2 other vehicles.”
“The black Mercedes sedan came to a stop while a Fire Marshall in the area called in for help. A few seconds went by and the driver of the Mercedes backed up his wrecked car and then fled the scene onto the 215 Freeway going South.”
Presumably unarmed (this did take place in Southern California, after all) and with no real dog in the fight, Mr.Danger took it upon himself to pursue and coordinate police to the criminal’s location, hoping to prevent another accident.
“I made the split-decision to pursue the hit-and-run driver due to the fact that he appeared to be under the influence and might hurt or kill someone,” he said. “[The] driver had tried to stop at different locations to hide. I chased the driver all the way to the city of Moreno Valley until he gave up near the Cottonwood and Frederick intersection.”
The California Highway Patrol and Moreno Valley Police took the man into custody until a Colton Police unit could come make the arrest.
Good job, Dick Danger. We salute you.