VIDEO: 120 mph chase of teen on motorcycle

Posted at 11:59 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 17:26:10-04

Alliance police cruiser camera video captured a dangerous chase of a motorcyclist who weaved through residential neighborhood at speeds up to 120 mph.

An  officer tried to pull over 19-year-old Tyler Dragan Thursday afternoon after noticing expired plates on the 2013 Kawasaki he was riding. 

The officer said Dragan turned around to look at the officer, pointed at himself as if to ask if he was being pulled over, but took off.

As he turned onto Vincent Street, he accelerated, reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph. Police estimated the speed increased to 120 mph as he pulled further away from the cruiser.

As he approached a "T" in the road, he slammed on his brakes, continued into a yard and nearly hit a tree and house, according to a police report. 

He then regained control, continued on Vincent Street , turned on Rockhill Avenue and again accelerated, police explained.

"He put several people in danger. He put himself in danger. He put citizens and children in danger,," said Sgt. Michael Yarian.

Stark County deputies located Dragan at his home in Louisville. They also found the motorcycle, with the plate removed, in the garage. 

Police said Dragan apologized and said he took off because his plate was fake and he had no motorcycle endorsement. 

According to police, he admitted to reaching speeds as high as 140 mph on US 62  to get home.

Dragan was wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet, but it did not record the wild chase.

Officers confiscated the plate, camera and keys. His motorcycle was impounded.

Dragan was charged with fleeing and eluding, felony obstructing official business, speed, motorcycle endorsement, reckless operation and improper plates.