High Speed Chase Ends Near 169 And I-244
TULSA, Oklahoma - A woman is in the Tulsa County Jail after Tulsa Police say she led multiple agencies on a chase from Tulsa Hills to Highway 169.
48-year-old Kathryn Swasho was booked into jail Friday and police said she had outstanding warrants and they believe that's why she was trying to avoid them. Police say an officer saw the suspect sitting in a Chrysler minivan at Whataburger in Tulsa Hills and went to check on her but police said she soon drove away.
Officers chased after the woman and troopers with OHP soon joined in. They said she later hit the median on Highway 169 near Admiral and that's where she was taken into custody.
Police said the tags on the Chrysler minivan were actually registered to a Jeep but neither vehicles were reported stolen. Captain Malcolm Wightman with TPD said she would've been better off if she just cooperated with them.
"She refused to let the window open and wasn't talking to the officers very clearly, she wasn't answering the questions then she backed out of the parking space and drove past the officers standing next to her car," said Wightman.
The arrest report says Swasho was arrested on a felony complaint for attempting to elude an officer, along with three other misdemeanor complaints.
While officers were working that scene, another vehicle crashed into the back of a Tulsa police officer. Police say no one was hurt and that driver did get a ticket.