Darrell Ownings

A high speed chase through the streets of Chickasha ended in Caddo County. 

The incident began around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper observed a vehicle reported to be stolen at the intersection of Choctaw Ave. and 6th St. 

After confirming the tag belonged to a car allegedly stolen out of Verden, Trooper Michael Jewell activated his emergency lights. 

The driver sped off down 6th St at speeds reaching 100 mph all the way to Grand Ave. The driver made a right turn and again accelerated to 100 mph. The driver slammed on his brakes when the trooper attempted a maneuver to stop the speeding vehicle, according to a report. 

The pursuit continued through the intersection of Grand Ave. and 29th St. at 100 mph. According to the report, the driver never hit his brakes while going through the intersection. 

The high speed chase continued out of Chickasha on County Road 1370, maintaining a speed of 100 mph with the driver passing other vehicles at unsafe speeds. The chase continued on into Caddo County, onto County Street 2700 and turned northbound. 

Finally the driver went over a hill at the same triple digit speed, causing the vehicle to bottom out and become disabled north of County Road 1360. The driver exited the vehicle and continued the chase on foot despite orders to stop. The trooper followed the man who was running on foot towards a residence. The trooper exited his vehicle and ordered the driver to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed him. 

The driver was identified as Darrell Zane Ownings. He was found to have a warrant and transported to the Grady County Jail. 

Ownings faces charges of felony eluding a police officer and endangering others, operating a vehicle with a suspended licence, transporting an open container and possession of a stolen vehicle. 

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