The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two men were arrested following a high speed chase on Highway 75 in west Tulsa late Saturday night.
Troopers say a red Nissan that was driving with a group of motorcycles and sports cars just before midnight made several unsafe lane changes. They tried to stop the vehicle, but they say it accelerated at an excessive speed.
OHP says they pursued the vehicle that, at one point, was traveling faster than 130 miles per hour.
Troopers say they lost sight of the vehicle near West 81st Street South and South Olympia Avenue.
They say they made contact with a motorcyclist at the Sam’s Club. They say he denied being part of the group on the highway and did not see the red Nissan.
OHP says they found the car abandoned the Sam’s Club parking lot that was registered to Nicholas Jumper. They reviewed surveillance video to investigate who was driving the car.
Troopers say the video showed the motorcyclist they stopped earlier driving past the area several times. The motorcyclist was located at the nearby Kum & Go and identified as Jumper.
OHP says Jumper told troopers that the driver of the red Nissan was at the QuikTrip on West 71st Street South. Jumper was detained and taken to the QuikTrip where he found and identified the driver as Dewitte Floyd.
Troopers say Floyd later admitted to driving the red Nissan. They say he was also identified as the man in the surveillance video who abandoned the vehicle. Floyd was arrested for eluding as well as reckless driving. He is being held at the Tulsa County Jail on $5,500 bond.
OHP says Jumper was arrested for obstructing an officer because he had held back information about the vehicle and the driver in the high speed chase. He bonded out Sunday morning.
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