Oklahoma City officer recovering after crashing into median during high-speed chase
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City officer is recovering after a high-speed chase led to a crash.
Authorities say it all started when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle without a license plate in the 2000 block of S. Meridian Ave. just before midnight.
The driver refused to stop and actually got onto westbound I-40, which led to a high-speed chase.
In fact, officials say the alleged suspect was traveling at 115 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone.
Around I-40 and Morgan Rd., officials were able to deploy stop sticks, but the driver continued driving along I-40 until Czech Hall Rd.
At that point, the driver surrendered and was taken into custody.
Just past I-40 and Morgan Rd., one officer involved in the pursuit hit the center median.
“The officer is fine. He was transported to an area hospital. He was shaken up but he was treated and released. He’s going to be just fine,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
The alleged suspect was taken into custody on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, illegal tag display and speeding.