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Tulsa Man Leads Police on a High-Speed Chase “for Fun”

A chase that began on Hwy 97 and ended in Kiefer, had speeds exceeding 100mph.

On Wednesday, June 26 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sapulpa Police Officer Robert Sayre was on routine patrol on State Highway 97 when he observed a silver Chevrolet Trax traveling south at a high rate of speed in the 1800 block on Highway 97. He confirmed with his radar that the SUV was traveling at approximately 90 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone.

The driver continued going south on 97 as it turned into Main Street in Sapulpa. He stayed traveling at a high rate of speed in a 35 mph zone, not slowing down for any intersections and was failing to stay in the inside southbound lane. Officer Sayre activated his emergency lights and siren in the 300 block of South Main Street.

The vehicle slowed down to 80 mph before accelerating back to 90 mph. He failed to yield to a red light at the intersection of Main and Taft. He then continued driving south on Main Street, failing to stay in the inside lane and driving speeds over 100 mph.

As Main Street turned into Highway 75A, the man was still driving at a high rate of speed in the inside lane and lost control of the vehicle, causing him to cross over the outside lane and hit a curb before driving onto the shoulder. He was able to maneuver back onto the roadway and continued south on 75A at a high rate of speed until he came upon another vehicle going south, blocking his way.

When he encountered the other vehicle, he slowed down to the posted speed limit and stayed behind it. He finally came to a stop at the intersection of 151st an 75A.

The driver, identified as Dustin Nathaniel Bradley, was placed into custody at this time.

When Officer Sayre was able to speak to Bradley he asked him why he would not stop earlier. Bradley stated that he “was having a rough time and wanted to have fun.”

Bradley was transported to the Sapulpa City Jail to await transport to the Creek County Justice Center.

A criminal background check revealed two previous felony charges, one for possession of material with intent to manufacture and one for possession of a controlled substance, both out of Tulsa County.

About the Author

Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.

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