David Joseph Phillips

A Moore man is facing charges after he led authorities on a high speed chase that ended in a collision. 

A Grady County Courthouse affidavit says David Joseph Phillips endangered several motorists during a pursuit through Grady and Canadian Counties. 

On Jan. 27, at 7:20 a.m., a Grady County Sheriff's Deputy saw a car partially parked in a ditch. When the deputy exited his vehicle to check on the driver's welfare, the suspect saw the deputy then and began backing his vehicle onto SH 37. 

This caused several vehicles to slam on their brakes—including a loaded school bus. Phillips accelerated to a high rate of speed and the deputy followed, blaring his siren. 

The affidavit says Phillips passed several vehicles on the highway, even in no passing zones. His vehicle was clocked going 80 mph in a 35 mph zone as the pursuit reached a four-way stop at SH 37 and US 81 in Minco. 

Phillips then turned north onto US 81 and continued in to Canadian County, ran the four-way stop at US 81 and SH 152 in Union City and continued northbound on US 81.

The deputy reported that Phillips' vehicle reached speeds of over 100 mph. 

At one point, Phillips turned back south onto US 81 at SW 29th St. in Union City and ran the four-way intersection at US 81 and SH 152 again. Phillips continued to pass vehicles in no passing zones, causing several oncoming vehicles to drive on the shoulder of the road, the affidavit said. 

As Phillips approached the four-way stop in Minco, he struck another vehicle and slid backwards into a semi-truck, the affidavit said. 

Following the collision, Phillips was taken into custody. A glass pipe with residue was located in the passenger-side floorboard along with a large amount of white powder later identified as methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.

Phillips was booked on charges of endangering others while eluding an officer and drug possession. Phillips is currently in the Grady County Jail facing a $250,000 bond. 

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