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Reckless Motorcyclist Shows Little Regret After His Dangerous Moves

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 A reckless motorcyclist was nabbed by a patrol plane with a powerful new camera last month.  

He was convicted of misdemeanor charges for executing wheelies at 120 mph on an East Bay freeway but he didn’t show much remorse in the courtroom.

During the April incident, the patrol plane equipped with the new high-powered camera spotted the motorcycle stunting on the highway through traffic.

At one point, the rider even stands up on his seat!

The motorcyclist, Corey McDonah, led the plane on a ten-mile chase, but the remarkably accurate camera allowed authorities to get a suspect description and follow him to his home.

Much to McDonah’s surprise, he was greeted by officers seconds after he arrived at his home.

"It was so reckless, it was so dangerous, that not only did he put his own life in danger, he put the lives of innocent drivers on the freeway in danger as well," explained Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Tim Wellman.

McDonah seemed to have a different take on the incident when he was interviewed.

"I was just trying to go fast and get some wheelies and show off a little bit," he said.

Because no one was hurt, McDonah faced a misdemeanor charge.

He will be on probation for three years in addition to 20 days on the Sheriff's work squad, 40 hours of public service, and a  $500 fine.

He also will be forced to take a motorcycle safety class or sell his bike.

"It was less than I thought it would be, by far," said McDonah. "The cash amount was way less than I thought it would be. I don't have to do jail time, I don't think. So I was definitely happy with how it came out."

 McDonah continues, "I'll probably end up selling the bike. There's this bike I want. It's a little bit faster. I'll sell it, get that bike."

The thrill seeker said his lesson learned was …"ride in the fog. Airplanes don't see very well through fog," laughed McDonah.

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