Dash Cam Video Shows High-Speed Chase In Washington County

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 5:23 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released dash cam video of a high-speed chase that went through Ochelata earlier this summer.

The OHP said troopers began chasing Kenneth Leroy Sharp, 42, at about 6:40 on the morning of June 29, 2016, because he was speeding.

The chase began on Highway 75 before moving to county roads and passing through Ochelata.

6/29/2016: Related Story: OHP Chase Ends In Crash Near Ochelata

Troopers said Sharp's Chevy Cobalt reached speeds of at least 110 miles per hour during the chase. At one point the video shows the car skidding as it approaches a stop sign, fishtailing right and left and hitting a sign which caused the trunk lid to flop up and down.

The video shows a truck of SUV swerve off the road into a yard as the fishtailing car approaches.

After about five minutes the Cobalt skids off the road on a curve and rolls over. The OHP said Sharp was not wearing a seat belt but was not badly hurt.

The Washington County District Attorney charged him with attempting to elude, unauthorized use of a vehicle, drug possession, driving under the influence of drugs and driving without a license.

Department of Corrections records show Sharp has a long criminal history involving drugs and burglary.