Teenage Driver Leads Police On High-Speed Chase
A teenage driver led Shawnee Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers on a high-speed chase on Interstate-40 around 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police say 19-year-old Ernest Terrell McDade was driving a stolen pickup truck. When they tried to pull him over, McDade took off heading westbound on I-40.
A couple of Shawnee Police officers and several OHP troopers were involved in the pursuit.
The suspect was driving erratically, crossing the median and trying to ram the troopers and reaching speeds up to 100 mph. McDade even managed to cross the median and started going back eastbound on I-40. Shawnee Police officers opened fire on the truck, but that still did not end the chase.
The pursuit finally came to an end when McDade rammed a trooper's car into the guardrail at I-40 near Harrah Road. No one was injured. The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes.
Troopers arrested the McDade and took him to the Pottawatomie County Jail.
During the chase, troopers shut down one lane of eastbound I-40, which backed up traffic for at least two miles. The highway was reopened around 9 a.m.