Man In Custody After Mayes County Chase Ends in Crash

Tuesday, October 19th 2021, 9:16 pm
By: Amy Avery

MAYES COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A man is in custody after a chase ends in a crash in Mayes County.

Agents said he was swerving all over the road and driving in the median on Highway 412. One woman who was also driving on 412 saw the commotion and shot some video.

Officers said they chased Tou Moua for about 15 miles, before he crashed into a OHP patrol car and Mayes County deputy's vehicle.

The ABLE Commission said one of their agents was leaving a training near Locust Grove when he saw someone driving in the center median, so the agent called OHP and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they had already received several calls about the same driver.

When a Mayes County deputy tried to pull over Moua, they said he started speeding west toward Chouteau.

Brittany Bennett was heading West on 412 and said she saw a truck coming up behind her, with law enforcement officers following behind.

Bennett said she pulled over and saw the driver do donuts in the middle of the highway. She said he then started driving toward oncoming traffic.

"I was just really worried for everyone around me, and I was hoping everyone was alert to what was happening,” said Bennett. “I was more worried about the people behind us because I don't think they could see what was happening. It was just a lot of chaos at once."

After the crash, two deputies and a trooper went to the hospital to be checked for injuries.

Moua was booked on complaints of a number of things, including driving under the influence of drugs and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.