WATCH: Fleeing Motorcyclist Texts, Rides With No Hands During Chase - NBC 6 South Florida

WATCH: Fleeing Motorcyclist Texts, Rides With No Hands During Chase

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    RAW VIDEO: Motorcyclist Texts, Rides Hands-Free During Chase

    RAW VIDEO: A Florida motorcyclist rides with no hands as he sends text messages while being chased by Martin County Sheriff's Office deputies. (Published Friday, Oct. 9, 2015)

    A sheriff's office helicopter's camera caught a Florida motorcyclist riding with no hands and texting during an "intense" chase this week, officials said.

    The video released Thursday by the Martin County Sheriff's Office shows the motorcyclist take both hands off the bike as he's being pursued by the helicopter on I-95.

    The pilot of the helicopter "strategically forced" the motorcyclist off the interstate to end his erratic driving, officials said. Timestamps on the footage showed the chase took place Thursday.

    Deputies were able to take him into custody. The motorcyclist, whose name wasn't released, faces multiple charges including fleeing and eluding, officials said.

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