Tulsa Police Chase Ends With Accident

Friday, December 26th 2008, 11:58 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- A man who led Tulsa Police on a chase Friday morning should be counting his blessings after a road barrier stops the car in its tracks.

A police officer tried to pull over a vehicle driven by Anthony Tramble at I-44 and 129th East Avenue for speeding.

Police say that is when Tramble took off. Officers say he pulled into a truck stop parking lot and tried to ram a police car twice.

The chase continued for several miles north and ended with Tramble hitting a barrier at a rock quarry at 129th East Avenue and 46th Street North at 70 miles per hour.

Police officers say a police dog found Tramble hiding. He was taken to a Tulsa hospital to be treated for dog bites and checked out for any injuries from the accident.

Police say if the barrier had not been in the roadway, the car and driver would have plunged hundreds of feet into a rock quarry below.

"Luckily, he hit the boulders and didn't go flying into the quarry. It's about, what, a three story drop-off. It's a pretty big quarry," said Tulsa Police Captain Karen Ford.

Police say the car Tramble was driving, may have been stolen from a Tulsa convenience store parking lot earlier Friday morning.