Early morning police chase ends with crash and arrest in Tulsa

Posted at 4:36 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 10:19:51-04

A high-speed police chase ended with a crash and an arrest early Thursday morning.

Tulsa Police booked 21-year-old Lawrence Mitchell on four complaints, including eluding officers and driving without a license.

The chase ended around 4:00 a.m. in the 7700 block of East King Street.

It started when officers noticed the suspect driving erratically on South Memorial Drive and tried to stop the car, but the suspect took off. Speeds reached 90 miles per hour during the chase in city streets.

The pursuit ended when Mitchell crashed through a chain link fence on East King Street, nearly hitting a house. Officers say he got out of the car and tried to run away, but they caught up with him about a block away from the scene.

Officers then arrested Mitchell and took him into custody.

The female passenger in the car was also put in handcuffs, but later released.

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