A man in a stolen vehicle led authorities on a high speed chase on New Years Eve.
Around 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, a Tuttle Police officer clocked a car driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone. The officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver, Caleb Wallace, sped up to 100 mph. During the pursuit, Wallace lost control of the vehicle and rolled the car into a ditch, the report said.
After the crash, Wallace fled the scene. The Grady County Sheriff's Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Newcastle Police Department responded to the scene to search for Wallace. Authorities could not locate Wallace but local residents were notified of the incident, the report said.
Later that night, around 11:18 p.m., a resident notified Tuttle Dispatch that Wallace was on their front porch. Wallace had told the resident he wrecked his car. Wallace allegedly offered the resident gas money to take him out of the area. The resident—who told Wallace they were talking to a friend—remained on the phone with Tuttle Dispatch until officers were able to arrive. Several officers arrived on scene and took Wallace into custody without incident, the report said.
The Tuttle Police Department said the car Wallace was driving was stolen from Shawnee and contained stolen property from a robbery in Mustang. Police also found more than 80 grams of methamphetamine in the car and on Wallace's person, the report said.
Wallace was transported to the Grady County Jail where was booked on charges of eluding police, trafficking drugs, knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.