Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested one after being led on a high speed chase in pursuit of a black motorcycle beginning in Duncan city limits and extending onto Highway 7 Monday, June 24.
The driver was identified as Michael James Petisca Brown, 23, who now faces felony charges related to endangering others while eluding or attempting to elude a police officer after a former felony conviction and driving with a suspended license.
One trooper reportedly responded to a call from his dispatch and was told Duncan PD was in pursuit of the motorcycle and requested assistance as they headed north on the Duncan Bypass.
The trooper observed the vehicle in question failing to yield to the flashing lights and sirens of multiple Duncan PD patrol vehicles before joining in the pursuit. According to an affidavit, Brown then crossed the center, heading north in the southbound lanes, before turning west onto Highway 7.
Highway patrol followed Brown at speeds ranging from 60-92 miles per hour according to an affidavit, while the motorcycle weaved in and out of traffic, pushing multiple vehicles off the roadway.
Brown again crossed the median, heading east in the westbound lanes, before abandoning the motorcycle at a gas station on Highway 7 and Highway 65 and reportedly continued on foot before being taken into custody by multiple Highway Patrol troopers.
Brown has made an appearance before a magistrate, and he received a bond set for $50,000. He is to appear for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. July 31, 2019.