OKLAHOMA CITY - A man is behind bars after leading troopers, deputies and police officers on a high-speed chase all over the metro early Monday morning.
"The individual driving the pickup was going across the center line, going head on into other traffic," said Captain Paul Timmons, Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
It was around 12:30 a.m. Monday when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers tried to pull over Dudley McCoy near S.W. 27th and Walker.
He refused to stop and fled from police.
McCoy has a long criminal record.
Court documents claim he has been arrested more than 20 times since 2003 for drugs and petty crimes.
McCoy allegedly led authorities through city streets before heading onto I-40 and traveling to Choctaw.
Then, he drove back to Oklahoma City, and that's when Oklahoma City officers and sheriff's deputies joined the pursuit.
"You can't ever tell what's going to happen when you make a traffic stop, and you never can predict whether it's going to end up in a high-speed chase or the driver's just going to pull over," Timmons said.
At one point, the driver rammed into a number of patrol cars, causing an estimated $15,000 worth of damage.
"Intentionally struck at least three of the patrol units, OHP patrol units," Timmons said.
After about 40 minutes, troopers used stop sticks and a tactical maneuver to stop McCoy near N.E. 10th and Stonewall, the alleged suspect crashed into a tree and the pickup caught fire.
Luckily, no one was hurt, and McCoy was taken into custody.
"Not very much traffic. We were very fortunate in that aspect of it," Timmons said.
McCoy is facing a slew of charges including:
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
- Making an improper turn
- Leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury
- Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision
- Driving while privilege suspended
- Driving under the influence
- Causing an accident without a valid driver's license resulting in great bodily injury
- Assault with a dangerous weapon
- Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
- Aggravated eluding a police officer.