OHP high speed pursuit ends in Newcastle, suspect in custody

NEWCASTLE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol have taken a suspect into custody after a high speed chase near Newcastle.

Shelby Lafontaine, 26, initiated the pursuit just before 3 p.m. on the HE Bailey turnpike at mile-marker 102.

A Trooper reportedly spotted two men on the side of the interstate when a black Cadillac sedan took off.

The Trooper reportedly spotted what he thought were drugs being dumped out of the car.

Lafontaine was later booked into the Grady County Jail for attempting to elude, driving without a license, drug and weapon possession and possession of contraband in a penal institution.

Speeds in some cases pushing 130 and 140 miles per hour. Speeds reached up to 145 mph, according to scanner traffic.

Eventually the car was stopped a quarter mile east of May Ave. and Oklahoma Highway 9.

Lafontaine could be seen seated on the ground in front of a patrol car, handcuffed, as Troopers searched the vehicle.

High Speed Chase near Newcastle

High Speed Chase near Newcastle

High Speed Chase near Newcastle

High Speed Chase near Newcastle

There is no information on how this chase started.

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