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BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – A police chase ended with a crash in Bridgeton.  Officers from three agencies responded early Wednesday morning.

This chase could have been deadly, because the suspect crashed, not in a car, but on a motorcycle.

A St. Ann police officer tried to pull over the motorcycle around 1:00am because it did not have a license plate.The motorcycle had been traveling south on Wright Avenue. The driver refused to stop and fled the scene. He went west on Highway 180 into Bridgeton, then just east of Fee Fee, at the intersection in front of the IHOP, the motorcycle struck a car crossing the intersection.

Both the car and motorcycle were extensively damaged.

Cruisers from Bridgeton Police, St. Ann Police and even the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene where the chase ended.

The motorcycle driver ran from the scene and onto the property of the Missouri Baptist Children's Home. He never entered the home itself.

Police chased the man and took him into custody after subduing him with a Taser.

The man cut his leg, but seemed to have no other injuries from the accident. He was taken to DePaul Hospital for treatment.

Investigation of the motorcycle showed it had been stolen from the city of St. Louis.

A storage compartment in the motorcycle contained a baseball-sized plastic bag full of marijuana. The man also had $1,750 in cash on his person when he was taken into custody.

Police believe the man was trying to sell a motorcycle.

The man driving the car that was hit in the intersection was not injured and refused medical treatment.