Katzer

An Oklahoma City man faces multiple charges after he led police on a chase in Chickasha. 

According to a Chickasha Police Department affidavit, Justin Katzer ran several red lights, lost control of his vehicle more than once, left the scene of a property damage and refused to stop for police.

The pursuit took place on Jan. 30. Katzer is reported to have led police on a chase on the I44 Oklahoma City ramp, west on US62 and then back east on US62. 

During the pursuit, Katzer's truck nearly rolled during an abrupt U-turn. The report said the truck was tipped on its two passenger-side wheels before crashing back down. 

Later, Katzer allegedly ran a red light at US62 and 4th St., ran over the center median and into oncoming traffic. The report said that several vehicles pulled over to avoid being struck. 

Katzer then drove about 1.5 miles in the wrong lane  before crossing the center median and parking the truck on the other side. Katzer then attempted to "unsteadily" flee on foot, the report said. 

As officers attempted to take Katzer into custody, he allegedly became combative and took a swat at one officer's face, causing them to bleed in two places. Eventually Katzer was tased and taken into custody. 

According to the affidavit, Katzer was slurring his words and had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. 

Katzer is being held on a $50,000 bond and faces charges of attempting to elude police, assault and battery on a police officer, failure to obey traffic controls, leaving the scene of a property damage and driving under the influence. 

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