Suspect leads troopers on multi-county chase
PRAGUE, Okla.—A dangerous, high-speed chase kept Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers busy Saturday evening.
It all started when a driver of a black Honda refused to pull over for a trooper near the Seminole exit along I-40.
Throughout the chase, the suspect drove along dirt roads and county highways with speeds reaching more than 100 miles per hour.
At one point, a female passenger bailed out of the car as the suspect continued with the chase.
We’re told the Honda even side-swiped a troopers’ car.
The chase continued through several counties until he was finally arrested in Prague.
Trooper Daniel Martin, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said, “We had somewhat of a roadblock set up. The Prague Police Department was notified, they were waiting for us as we were northbound on 377. As the violator got to the scene, troopers were able to get in front of him and block his path where he wouldn’t have an avenue of escape. At that point in time, the violator was taken into custody.”
At the scene, troopers said they did not know why the suspect ran from them but say they found several open and unopened cans of beer in the car.