Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Across Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol say a 39-year-old Tulsa man in a stolen Acura SUV led troopers on a high speed chase across Tulsa early Friday before it ended on Highway 75 just north of I-44.
He is identified as Rashad Phipps.
The OHP used a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver to get Phipps' vehicle to eventually stop.
Troopers said it all started when they tried to stop the SUV near 21st and Garnett at around 1 a.m., but Phipps sped off. The chase headed west on I-44 and then north on Highway 75.
The OHP says Phipps nearly hit some police officers who were laying down some stop strips.
After stopping, troopers said Rashad Phipps got out and tried to run while throwing down a white powdery substance.
Troopers say Phipps had a felony warrant and the OHP found a gun inside the Acura SUV. He was first taken to the hospital to be checked out before being booked into the Tulsa County jail.
Rashad Phipps is being held on complaints including reckless driving, assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.