3 Teens Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - Police arrested three teens after a high-speed chase early Friday involving two vehicles along Highway 169.
Police say an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper spotted two vehicles driving fast along Highway 169 and tried to stop them. They were a Dodge Dart and a GMC Denali SUV, which eventually split away from the Dart.
Tulsa Police say they followed the Denali to a Cul de sac near 36th and Garnett. The three teens got out of the SUV and ran off, but police say a K9 officer found two in a tree and the third teen in a nearby shed.
As for the Dodge Dart, troopers say they found it abandoned and whoever was in the car was already gone. The OHP says a different trooper tried to stop the same car Thursday but lost track of it.
Trooper Greg Jennings said the patrolman went after the car that would bring the most harm to drivers.
"Out of those two vehicles, which one is gonna bring the most danger to the public, and that's kind of the decision you have to go with. You don't have very long to decide," he said.
Police say the SUV was reportedly stolen out of Broken Arrow. Broken Arrow Police say they are not sure if these vehicles are connected to a rash of auto thefts News On 6 reported on Tuesday, July 24th.