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Tulsa Police: Traffic Violation Leads To High-Speed Chase On Peoria

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Police say the driver and a passenger in the car got out and ran away. Police say the driver and a passenger in the car got out and ran away.
Tulsa Police caught the driver, but his passenger got away. Tulsa Police caught the driver, but his passenger got away.
Chase ended near 31st and South Peoria. Chase ended near 31st and South Peoria.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa police arrested a man for leading them on a high-speed chase on South Peoria Avenue early Friday.  

An officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation about 1 a.m. on East Skelly Drive.

The driver took off turning onto Peoria Avenue and began speeding north before crashing into a tree and coming to a stop near 31st Street.

Police said the driver and a passenger exited the car and ran away. Police caught the driver after a five-block foot pursuit, but his passenger got away. A police helicopter assisted in the search effort.

Neither person was injured in the crash, according to police.

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