Police: Man makes vulgar gestures before leading officers on a high speed chase

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla.-- A dangerous chase is caught on video. The suspect reached speeds up to 170 miles per hour on a motorcycle with a passenger in tow.

It started along Interstate 40 where a deputy noticed a motorcycle without a license plate.

Authorities say when the deputy tried to pull over Stephen Trent, who slowed down and gave law enforcement the middle finger.

"He reduced his speed from 70 to 58,” Undersheriff JT Palmer said. “And started making hand gestures.”

Trent finally stopped but not for long.

"He asked me what he did, and I asked him to shut his motorcycle off,” Palmer said. “That's when he took off at a high rate of speed."

The motorcycle was stolen from Oklahoma City in May, and Trent was driving it like he stole it as he topped speeds up to 170 miles per hour.

The woman on the back was hanging on for dear life as they topped a hill and went airborne.

“The female on the back almost came off,” Palmer said.

She finally jumped off, Trent eventually crashed and was taken into custody after being tazed.

Deputies found an assortment of narcotics inside his backpack

"In his backpack with his identification we actually found some drugs,” Palmer said. “Which was meth, heroin and marijuana."

Trent is facing several charges. The female passenger was not arrested.

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