The man arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase across the Phoenix area Wednesday spoke to the media from the 4th Avenue Jail Thursday.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a trooper tried to stop Mitchell Taebel, 31, on State Route 85 for a moving violation.

Taebel said on his way into 4th Avenue Jail Wednesday night that troopers had no reason to pull him over, adding that he called 911 himself.

He continued that sentiment when he spoke to reporters Thursday, saying he plans to sue law enforcement and city agencies for attempting to arrest him unlawfully.

Taebel also suggested the woman injured in the head-on collision that ended the pursuit should join him in a lawsuit against law enforcement.

According to court documents, Taebel stated he had the right to take an officer's life if an arrest attempt was made and he would not obey any rules or laws imposed on his freedom.

Taebel appeared in court Thursday morning for his initial appearance where his bail was set at $400,000 cash only.

He said Thursday afternoon that he wants a defense lawyer to represent him pro bono.