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Chickasha man leads police on slow-speed chase to his driveway

CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Chickasha man is in trouble with the law after leading police on a slow chase which ended when the man pulled into his driveway.

However, the story did not stop there.

Chickasha police have released the dash cam video of the incident.

Police say the initial call came from a Dollar General.

The caller reported an intoxicated man had gotten into his car and then drove away.

An officer spotted the vehicle a few blocks away.

The driver refused to stop, despite the officer following with lights and sirens running.

The suspect slowly continued, eventually pulling into his driveway.

Chickasha Assistant Chief of Police Elip Moore said, “People think if they’re close to home, if they just go ahead and make it home they’re going to be alright, but that’s not true at all.”

On the dash cam video you can hear as an officer demands the suspect, Justin Powell, get out of the vehicle.

On the tape you can also hear Powell refuse to cooperate.

Eventually another officer arrives and Powell was taken into custody.

The arresting officer says she could smell alcohol and his speech was slurred.

Powell was not willing to cooperate, demanding over and over again officers read him his rights.

Powell is heard saying, “I know for a fact my ‘Randa Rights, so start speaking ‘em.”

We caught up with Justin Powell at his house.

Reporter asks, “Why didn’t you stop when they tried to stop you on Country Club?”
Powell said, “Because I was going home.” He went on to say, “My car would have been impounded.”

Powell says he knew they were going to arrest him because someone at the Dollar General told him they were calling police.

Reporter asks, “Why did they think you were drunk?”
Powell said, “Because they always think I’m drunk.”
Powell assures us he had not been drinking. He did refuse to take a sobriety test.

Powell was booked into the Grady County Jail on counts of driving under the influence, attempting to elude and resisting an officer.