Traffic Stop Turned Into Police Chase That Ended In Yukon
Police said 24-year-old Malorie Reynolds led them on a chase for about 30 minutes before she crashed out near Southwest 15th St. and Cemetery Rd. in Oklahoma City.
“One of my officers went to initiate a traffic spot, but the vehicle took off,” Warr Acres police chief Roger Patty said.
Reynolds led Warr Acres police on a run around through the city with speeds reaching over 100 miles per hour.
"They got speeds on the (John Kilpatrick) Turnpike, I am assuming, at 120 miles per hour,” Patty said.
During the pursuit, police said Reynolds was involved in two other crashes: one at NW 39th St. and Rockwell Ave. and another at NW 39th St. and Council Rd. There is no word yet on damages to other vehicles the woman hit. When police were finally able to catch up with her, there was a bit of resistance.
“She initially refused to open the door, so we had to force our way into the car,” Patty said.
When police talked with Reynolds, she told them why she took off.
"One of the officers told me she didn’t want to go to jail for her suspended license,” Patty said. “Well, she’s going for a lot more than that.”
Reynolds was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared before being booked into the county jail. One officer was hurt but is expected to be okay.
"We got one officer getting checked out for a minor hand injury that occurred when we were trying to get her out of the car," Patty said.
Reynolds will be facing several charges including felony evading police and misdemeanor drug charges.