Truck obeys traffic signals in OKC chase
WARR ACRES, Okla. — We now know the identity of the driver who took police on a rush hour chase down the Northwest Expressway Tuesday.
Warr Acres police said the chase started when 44-year-old William Christopher Goree refused to pull over for a Warr Acres police officer.
The chase ended about 20 minutes later near Northwest Expressway and MacArthur.
At one point police said Goree was traveling 50 miles per hour through a shopping center parking lot.
They said he was speeding through neighborhoods and schools zones as well.
His passenger jumped out along the route; she surrendered to police.
Warr Acres Lieutenant Matt Berger said, “I don’t know what his motivation was. Halfway through the pursuit he slowed down about 30 miles per hour. Every time he’d pass me where I could see a view of him he was in a relaxed driving position like he didn’t even care we were there.”
Officers took Goree into custody in a hotel parking lot where he had parked the red Ford F-150 into a parking space.
Police said Goree’s estranged wife was staying at the hotel.
Derek Eason was also staying at the hotel, visiting from Houston.
He peeked out his window when he heard sirens and said, “Next thing I know cops have their guns drawn yelling, ‘Get out of the car.’ It was really crazy. I wasn’t scared. I was more intrigued like, ‘Wow, it really happened in front of me.’ That’s something you don’t see every day.”
Taylor Henderson also saw the arrest.
He was working nearby when he heard the sirens and said, “The cops got out, busted his window, tased him, game over.”
And it turns out the driver is no stranger to Warr Acres police.
Officers arrested Goree last month for a domestic dispute while he was driving.
During that encounter police discovered Goree had warrants out for his arrest for the same thing that got him in trouble Tuesday, expired tags.