GRAPHIC: Suspect hurls metal from car during chase through Grady County
GRADY COUNTY, Okla. – NewsChannel 4 has obtained video of an incredible high-speed chase that played out in Grady County over the weekend.
It began at a casino and ended in the suspect’s front yard.
Some of the gestures and language may be offensive to some viewers.
You almost feel like you’re in the front seat of a police cruiser when watching the video.
The chase reaches speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
Authorities said the suspect behind the wheel was 41-year-old Dusty Earl Knight.
They said he was on the run because he had a warrant for his arrest for more than $40,000 he owes in back child support and fines.
At one point deputies said he hurled a nearly 15-pound piece of steel out the window during the chase.
“The suspect threw this piece of metal out and he was probably going 80 to 90 miles an hour at that point,” Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said.
The first two patrol cars dodged it but the metal took out the transmission of the a third car.
You can see the unit smoking and pulling off to the side of the road.
“If that had bounced a little higher had and they were a little closer, it could have gone through the windshield and hit the deputy,” Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said.
OHP troopers put out stop sticks but Knight flew through them.
Knight lost one of his tires and began driving on the rim.
Debris and sparks could be seen flying from his vehicle.
Knight finally crashes his car in his own front yard.
Knight was arrested and booked into the Grady County Jail and charged with several felonies.
He told NewsChannel 4 he ran from police, because he was scared.
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