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It was a chase that unfolded on live TV. A yellow Honda, speeding north on the I-17 -- but the driver ran into trouble when he got off the freeway, and ended up on a dirt road near Bumble Bee.

After a few minutes of off-roading, the driver lost control of the car and flipped into a ditch.

Moments later, the suspects climbed out of the car with the driver trying to run off into the desert -- and then came the decision that it was time to surrender.

Ryan Tsosie sat down with FOX 10 for a jailhouse interview.

He's been in jail for a week and when he was first arrested, he didn't want to talk about the chase. But now he wants to apologize.

"Everything went blank, everything happened so fast," recalls Ryan Tsosie.

From the jailhouse chapel, Ryan Tsosie talked to us about the chase that landed him behind bars. He says he doesn't remember much. He just remembers not wanting to stop.

"All I heard was, just keep going, just enjoy the ride. It was hard to stop, I had to try a way to at least get away."

Even after the car almost flipped over, Tsosie jumped out and tried to run away. He admits to stealing the car too.

"I've only done it this once, I needed money and somebody needed a car like that."

Tsosie is transgender. He says he feels more comfortable dressing as a woman. Because of his choice, he says his family has abandoned him.

"I feel neglected. I feel there's times when whenever I'm in need of help, nobody is there so there's challenges in my life and there's choices I have to make and sometimes I choose the wrong one," says Tsosie.

"I want to apologize to the public for the things, I didn't know those people I didn't know who they were, they could have been like my family. People could have died, people could have got hurt badly and I'm just embarrassed of it because I didn't think about it."

Tsosie is facing a number of serious charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful flight, and theft.

He says he plans on pleading guilty.

Related story: 3 arrested after police pursuit on I-17

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