Enid Police To Release Dashcam Footage Of High-Speed Chase

Monday, August 1st 2016, 12:52 pm
By: News 9

Officer Robert McFadden was observing early morning traffic just over a week ago in Enid.

It was just before 2 a.m. when a Jeep traveling 60 mph in a 45 mph zone caught his attention.

"Fortunately for us, this is late at night, it was near 2 a.m. in the morning, so traffic was very light,” Enid police Lt. Tim Jacobi said.

With his dashcam and lights activated, McFadden attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee Laredo wasn't having any of it and peeled off, winding through a residential neighborhood.

“He poses quite a great danger to the public when he drives with reckless disregard for everyone,” Jacobi said.

The chase takes two officers speeding down a rural dirt road .

After more than 20 minutes, the Jeep gets away leaving an injured officer behind.

“You could lose control of your vehicle and end up colliding into somebody’s house, it’s just not really worth it," Jacobi said.

In the video, you eventually see a disabled squad car.

The driver triggered the fuel pump cutoff switch after hitting a dip in the road at high speed.

The accident sent the officer to the hospital with neck and back injuries and he hasn't returned to full duty yet. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers recovered the wrecked Jeep Cherokee Laredo the next morning several miles down West Phillips Road.

Officers think they have identified a suspect but no arrests have been made.