A high-speed police chase ended Thursday morning after a motorcycle malfunctioned and crashed on the Parkway West.
According to police, the chase started Thursday morning when an officer tried to pull over a motorcyclist for not having a license plate.
“He was going 100 mph on the Parkway with several departments in pursuit,” Robinson Township Police officer Noel Pilewski said. “I’d say he started going 100 mph, weaving in and out of traffic, which was heavy at times.”
Authorities said several police cars chased Joshua Smitsky until his motorcycle malfunctioned and crashed into a median near the McClaren Road exit.
“The officer that was pursuing said it was jerking and his speed dropped to about 45 mph,” Pilewski said.
Detectives said Smitsky, of Clinton, fled the scene on foot and ran into nearby woods. Police found him about 30 minutes later.
“He was just by a tree in the give-up position,” Pilewski said.
Smitsky, 25, was taken to the police station and then transported to Ohio Valley Hospital to be checked out.
Police said Smitsky faces several charges, including fleeing police and reckless driving.