Motorcyclist Who Posted High-Speed Chase With Police to YouTube Sentenced

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014  |  Updated 8:03 PM PDT
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A Westmont, Illinois, man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after he was convicted of speeding away from police officers on his motorcycle and later posting the high-speed chase video on YouTube.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Hamza Ali Ben Ali ignored orders to pull over in October 2012, and was able to elude police in a chase that reached speeds of up to 115 mph.

Ali later posted video of the chase on YouTube, taken from a camera mounted on the back of his motorcycle.

But it wasn't the video that did him in. Ali was wearing a GPS device on his ankle given to him by immigration authorities and that's how police tracked him down.

The judge admonished Ali for putting others in jeopardy and boasting about it, the Daily Herald reports.

Ali was already serving a three-year sentence for an assault charge in Cook County and may be deported to Algeria, according to the newspaper.

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