Tulsa Police Chase Ends With Crash, Arrests

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 7:56 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police arrested two men involved in a high-speed chase through northeast Tulsa early Tuesday morning.

Tulsa Police say the chase ended when the driver, 24-year-old Jack Glaspie, Jr., lost control of his parent's SUV on the Street North exit ramp off U.S. Highway 169 shortly after 2 a.m.

Police say the chase began near Admiral and Memorial when Glaspie failed to stop for a traffic violation.

Officers chased the SUV onto I-244 and then north on U.S. 169 before it crashed at 36th Street North.

Police say they had to shoot pepper balls at both Glaspie and his passenger, 24-year-old Jason Pearson, to force them to comply with their orders.

Both Glaspie and Pearson were treated at the scene by EMSA paramedics before they were taken to a Tulsa hospital.

A check with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections showed Glaspie had just been released from prison after serving a sentence for possession of a controlled substance out of Rogers County.