SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Two of the three suspects that led police on a high-speed chase Tuesday morning, that reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, are in custody as police search for the third.
Sand Springs police say an officer was driving on Highway 97 when they attempted to stop the driver, Adrian Taylor, 27, who was going in the opposite direction. The officer says the driver was going about 70 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.
The driver sped away and drove off instead of stopping as the officer directed, prompting the high-speed chase.
Officers say the pursuit even reached speeds of 120 miles per hour and could have been more dangerous if other vehicles were on the road.
"It’s very dangerous. Luckily [it was] evening time and it was cold out but it's always dangerous speeds of 110."
The chase finally ended when the driver of the car crashed into a fence in rural Tulsa County near 58th Street and 107th East Avenue.
More than three law enforcement agencies were involved in the case, including OHP and Sapulpa police.
Officers say that one of the passengers, Aaron Woolridge, 22, was blocked off by a fence and was not able to get out on their own, but was soon arrested.
Both the driver and the passenger in the backseat were able to get out of the vehicle and tried to run from authorities. Officers were able to catch up with the driver and arrest him as well.
Officers are still searching for the third suspect who managed to get away.
Authorities say the driver could face charges such as DUI, aggravated eluding and drug possession; the passenger arrested is believed to have warrants as well.