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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:12 pm | Updated: 10:15 am, Mon Nov 24, 2014.

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) - Police arrested a man Monday after a brief chase that was captured on an officer's motorcycle helmet camera.

Video of the 5-minute chase showed officers chasing Justin O. Sanders, 24, after police said he refused to stop for traffic violations.

The chase ended shortly after the suspect bailed out of the car. Several officers held him down until he was in handcuffs.

All of the action was captured on a Contour helmet camera worn by motorcycle Officer Troy Gurley.

""We're able to go back and review those videos of any pursuit to see that the officer is following policy and he's being safe -- as safe as he can -- and certainly he did everything we would expect somebody to," said Florence police Chief Ron Tyler.

Police said Sanders is charged with reckless endangerment, attempting to evade and other firearm and drug charges. He also was wanted for felony charges in Colbert County. 

Tyler said the department is exploring new ways to use social media to inform the public, including the possibility of posting photos for wanted people on Facebook.

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