A teenager’s high-speed police chase through Georgia counties ended up leading to his arrest when he decided to upload footage of the incident to TikTok, exposing himself and ultimately leading investigators to identify and track him down.

Teenager Charles Reid Roseberry was arrested for leading police on a high-speed chase across multiple Georgia counties. Despite his efforts to evade the police, Roseberry ended up exposing himself when he decided to upload footage of the chase to TikTok.

Roseberry’s actions ultimately led to his arrest and he was slapped with thirteen charges, including multiple counts of endangering the lives of others. The footage posted on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram showed the teen on his rare 2022 Triumph Street Triple RS motorcycle, making it easy for investigators to identify and track him down.

Roseberry was arrested on December 14, 2022, and booked into the Henry County Jail. While it is unclear when his next court date is scheduled for or how much his bond was set at, he has since been released from jail.

Among the charges, Roseberry faces are fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, aggressive driving, reckless driving, and failure to obey traffic control devices. The high-speed chase occurred on September 17, 2022, when a Georgia state trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the speeding motorbike.

The chase put hundreds of people’s lives in danger, with a state trooper almost losing his life when the motorbike nearly crashed into his squad car. Despite eventually losing the motorbike, investigators were able to identify and track down Roseberry thanks to the video footage he uploaded online.

The videos were discovered almost three months after the chase occurred when Clayton County Lieutenant T.C. Reimers learned about them on December 1, 2022. Roseberry had recorded the videos with a camera mounted on the motorcycle in an attempt to gain popularity on TikTok.

In a news release, it was stated that without the diligent efforts of Lieutenant Reimers, the offender could have continued to endanger the citizens of Clayton County.

“Without the diligent efforts of Lieutenant Reimers to go above and beyond the call of duty, it is highly likely that the offender would not have been identified, and he could have continued to endanger the citizens of Clayton County,” the news release stated.

The incident highlights the potential dangers of social media and the consequences of uploading incriminating footage online.

Source: AWM

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