WATCH: Motorcyclist sorry for 140 mph police chase he posted on YouTube
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A North Jersey man says he regrets posting video of his 140 mph high speed chase with police.
Pequannock Police said in a statement Wednesday they arrested Anthony Darrigo, 20, of Haskell, the driver of a motorcycle that led police on a wild chase in December. The chase started when the driver was riding on just one wheel on Route 23, which is illegal, authorities said.
When an officer tried to pull Darrigo over, he sped up instead, police said. Darrigo weaved between lanes, improperly passed other vehicles, went through a residential section of Pompton Plains and headed onto Route 287 where he hit speeds of more than 140 mph.
Police supervisors ended the chase when it became unsafe.
Police said they were made aware of the video after it was posted online, and went to Darrigo's home with a search warrant. There, they found the same motorcycle, a helmet, a jacket, and a helmet-mounted GoPro video camera, plus a laptop computer and cellular phone, police said.
Darrago was charged with the second-degree crime of eluding police with risk of severe bodily injury, the third-degree crime of eluding police and the fourth degree crime of resisting arrest. He was released on his own recognizance.
"I don't know why I did it, just all in the heat of the moment. I was just nervous," Anthony Darrigo told NBC 4 New York.
In their statement police said "innocent motorists, pedestrians and police officers are put in grave danger by such actions" and they will prosecute any similar chases.