Man on stolen motorcycle crashes in front of Phoenix police station

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A suspect on a stolen motorcycle crashed outside a Phoenix police station Wednesday night.

Investigators said a police officer spotted a stolen motorcycle near 51st Avenue and Interstate 10, but the driver fled before the officer could make a stop.

As officers searched the area for the stolen motorcycle, a 911 call came in that a motorcycle had crashed in front of the Maryvale Precinct.

Phoenix police Sgt. Ronald Bryant said officers ran out and found that a motorcycle had crashed in the parking lot and the driver was bleeding next to the bike.

It turns out the motorcycle was the same one that police had been looking for just two miles away.

Police said the driver hit two metal signs and crashed.

Witnesses told police the driver was going at a high rate of speed, but police have not confirmed that.

Bryant said the motorcyclist had a strong smell of alcohol coming from him.

There is no word on where or how the motorcycle was stolen.