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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man with known gang affiliation has been arrested for leading police on a high-speed chase with his 4-year-old child in the vehicle.

Police say they tried to stop a man driving a stolen Mustang near N.W. 80th and Harvey, but the driver took off.

After blowing through several stop signs — the man crashed into another vehicle.

The suspect, Shavis Barnes, attempted to run, but police were able to tackle him to the ground and handcuff him.

Officers say 26-year-old Barnes was intoxicated and left his 4-year-old son in the back seat of the car when he tried to make his getaway.

Barnes faces multiple charges, including DUI, eluding police, and child endangerment.