Tulsa Police chase ends near Inola

Wednesday, January 21st 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A man who faces a list of charges after a long police chase early Wednesday. It started out with what should have been a routine stop.

The chase started when an officer tried to make a routine stop of a car near Main and Latimer just before 2 AM. It wound its way around Tulsa, before the driver, 30-year-old Michael Maxwell, headed east and out of the city. That's where the Oklahoma Highway Patrol picked up the chase.

Even stop sticks were not enough to get the man to stop. OHP trooper Lt Paul Langston: “We were able to gain deflation of 2 of the suspect’s tires. He still managed to go on for some distance though.” That distance took the chase all the way out to Highway 412 and the Lock and Dam near Inola.
That's when a trooper used his vehicle to bump the suspect’s car and the suspect spun out. Maxwell was arrested. He told authorities he didn't want to stop because he knew he had been drinking.