ST. CHARLES — A 23-year-old St. Charles man was arrested after police used a YouTube video to identify his previous high-speed chase with an officer.
On June 26, a St. Charles police officer attempted to pull over the motorcyclist, Brian A. Bianco of the 36W600 block of Oak Road, while it was stopped at a red light, citing that it was missing a registration plate and failed to use a turn signal, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.
When Bianco noticed the officer, he took off at a high rate of speed northbound on Randall Road – flying through two red lights and reaching speeds of 143 miles per hour, police said. The officer did not pursue the motorcyclist.
On July 3, police received an email with several links to a YouTube video, Facebook page and Instagram account, entitled “BIKERS VS COPS – Motorcycle Police Chase Compilation #15 – FNF.” The video included footage from a helmet camera that captured the previous incident, as well as other instances of reckless driving, the release stated.
Based on the footage, police were able to identify Bianco as the motorcyclist and arrested him July 6 at his home. Bianco is charged with aggravated fleeing a police officer exceeding 21 mph over the speed limit, among other charges.
His bail was set at $40,000, and he is currently out on bond. Bianco's next court date is July 20.
The St. Charles Police Department is now trying to use the video to identify other jurisdictions and pursue additional charges.