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Oklahoma woman leads police in wild high speed chase

APACHE, Okla. (KFOR) – A Caddo County woman’s race with the police resulted in a frantic high-speed chase that reached more than 110 mph and ended with her pulling down her pants and peeing first. officers’ faces.

On December 21, the Apache Police Department received a call at 5:25 p.m. about a woman driving down the street.

Sheriff Brynn Barnett said he caught up with the woman, Candice Rowland, and dragged her to Mac’s gas station on Coblake St.

“I could tell she had a little bit of booze,” Barnett said. “I can smell it. She lied. When I asked her to step out of the car, that’s when things went south.”

Barnett said she opened the windows, locked the doors, started the car and backed out of the parking spot, hitting the front of his patrol car in the process. Then she took off.

Rowland led police officers in pursuit around Apache before heading east on Hwy 19, reaching speeds of more than 110 mph. She veered off the road many times and nearly hit oncoming cars while driving erratically.

The high-speed chase continued to the neighboring town of Cyril about ten miles away. At one point, Barnett stopped her with his car and Rowland crashed into him. At another point, she crashed into a patrol car of the Cyril Police Department.

“I don’t know if she was unable to continue driving because she was drunk or did it on purpose,” Barnett said.

Rowland eventually crashed two miles south of Cyril on Hwy 281, hitting a railing. Officers arrived to arrest her, but witnessed her urinating outside her car.

“She stepped outside, pulled down her pants, and started using the restroom,” explains Barnett. “It was the first time in my career that this happened. They often run away. They don’t usually start using the bathroom outside of the car. “

This is not a police chase that he will forget, Barnett said. He is grateful that no one was injured.

“Drinking and driving are free,” he said. “There have been many, many times where a near miss could have turned deadly many different times. By God’s grace, no one was hurt.”

Rowland is facing three felony counts with one count of deadly weapon and one count of endangering another while evading/attempting to evade a police officer. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of operating an alcoholic motor vehicle and transporting an opened barrel of alcoholic beverage.

Officers found two open cases of beer in her car.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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