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Drivers traveling at speeds as high as 146 mph

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City police spoke out Monday afternoon concerning a recent increase in unsafe speeds on Oklahoma City roads, as reported by KFOR.

Oklahoma City has turned into what the Oklahoma City Highway Patrol is calling the “Wild West.” As Covid-19 continues to keep many at home and off the roads, Oklahoma City Police have reported vehicles going at speeds over 100 mph. In one case, a motorbike was reported to be traveling 146 mph.

The Oklahoma City Police Department urges drivers to slow down and recognize the consequences for yourself and others on the road when you do not follow the speed limit.

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Pickup truck flips over during high-speed chase near Oklahoma City

Photo credit: KFOR/NBC NEWS

MCLOUD, OK. –  The McLoud Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 40 near Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

According to News 4, the driver was identified as 43-year-old Floyd Douglas. Both Douglas and an unidentified male passenger were arrested after they led police on a wild chase on westbound I-40. A highway patrolman executed a pit maneuver that sent the truck into a barrier, causing it to roll over, but the suspects continued driving for several more miles until they were finally apprehended.

It is not yet known what led to the chase. We will continue to monitor this story for any further details.

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