OHP Releases Dashcam Video Showing High-Speed Chase On I-35

Tuesday, August 10th 2021, 5:29 pm
By: Hunter McKee

New dashcam video released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows a multi-county pursuit which began in Stillwater and ended with a crash in Norman.

It began when officers in Stillwater tried to pull James Edward Dailey over for a traffic violation on Interstate-35.  When officers asked Dailey to get out of the car, he slammed his door shut and drove away.

"OHP was notified when it entered into Logan County and we had to maneuver to get behind it," OHP Trooper Eric Foster said.

The pursuit on I-35 reached speeds of over 100 mph. One trooper was able to get behind Dailey in Moore and follow him down the interstate until he exited onto Flood Avenue in Norman.

"The trooper is very aware at the speeds they're driving," Foster said. "They're very aware that this person is trying to get away at all costs."

In the dashcam video, it shows the moments the suspect gets to Tecumseh Road, where he hits the backside of an SUV.

"As he caught up to the suspect vehicle, he did what we're trained to do," Foster said. "He matches the suspects speed with his vehicle."

After getting through the intersection, the trooper drives right up to Dailey to perform a TVI, which knocks his car off the roadway.

"It creates such a friction on the transmission that the vehicle becomes inoperable when it's performed perfectly," Foster said.

Dailey hit another vehicle along the side of the road when he crashed. Troopers then surrounded his car; you can see him in the video get out of the vehicle and surrender. 

 Dailey was taken into custody and later booked into the Cleveland County jail.

Troopers said the two drivers hit during the pursuit were not injured.