Two people are behind bars after a slow speed pursuit Wednesday night that took police officers through south Oklahoma City for about an hour.
Police said it started as a disturbance call between two vehicles just before midnight.
“They attempted to make a traffic stop on it. The driver of that vehicle refused to stop, (and) initiated a pursuit with officers,” Oklahoma City police Sgt. Dillon Quirk said.
From there, the driver of the pickup led officers on a chase for about an hour.
“Speeds did not get above 35 mph. Stop sticks were deployed that disabled the vehicle further and took speeds down to 10 mph,” Quirk said.
But the driver continued. Officers ended the ground pursuit and started monitoring the vehicle with Air 1 until it came to a stop at Southeast 15th and High Avenue.
“Officers gave several commands for them to exit they simply would not get out on their own accord. Eventually, officers deployed gas inside the vehicle, what we refer to as OC spray inside the vehicle,” Quirk said.
That forced 32-year-old Brandon Atchey and 31-year-old Rachel Quinn out of the vehicle.
The two were taken into custody and booked in the Oklahoma County Detention Center on multiple complaints.
“They will be facing charges of UUMV (unauthorized use of of a motor vehicle) or unauthorized use of a motor vehicle as well as eluding for the driver,” Quirk said.
Police learned that the tan pickup was reported stolen about a week ago.