Updated 9: 54 a.m. 1/28/2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed chase in southwest Oklahoma City Tuesday evening.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says the chase started near S.W. 15th and South Portland around 7 p.m. and ended at S.W. 64th and McKinley.
Officials say a deputy attempted to pull over a small pickup truck after that allegedly ran a red light.
However, the truck didn’t stop.
Officials say the driver took off at a high rate of speed.
After chasing the suspect for eight minutes, deputies were able to stop the truck by performing a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver.
The driver, 31-year-old Christopher Allan Balderas was taken into custody.
Deputies say the truck Balderas was driving had been reported stolen.
He was booked on complaints of:
- Possession of a stolen vehicle
- Failure to stop at a red light
- Driving with a revoked license.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a second individual who was a passenger was not arrested.
Scanner traffic initially indicated that the suspect driving the car allegedly hit a pedestrian near 59th and Penn.
However, officials later confirmed the incident was not related.