Helicopter Footage Captures Expert Takedown Maneuver from Local PD on Fleeing Suspect
If you’re a felon, the high-speed chase is never a good decision. I mean, being a felon isn’t a good decision either, but on the list of bad career moves, leading the police on a high-speed chase isn’t something you want on your felony resume.
Just ask Daydrion Dennis.
According to KCCO-TV, the 27-year-old woman led police in Norman, Oklahoma on a wild chase which ended up with her vehicle smashed into a pole.
The expert takedown ended up putting three people into the hospital, according to the Norman Transcript.
The multi-jurisdiction chase began Friday morning in Oklahoma City when Dennis — who had a felony warrant out for her arrest — began being pursued by the authorities.
Shortly after the chase began, however, the pursuit was called off according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart.
That reprieve didn’t last. Roughly a half-hour later, Norman Police found her and began pursuing her. When she began to approach another town, they asked the Oklahoma State Police to intervene.
They used what’s known as Tactical Vehicle Intervention, a method which involves taking the car out by spinning it.
“(Dennis) was going through Norman streets at an excess of 100 miles per hour, and that vehicle was showing no signs of stopping,” Stewart said.
That’s a pretty good reason to end the chase, and end the chase the police did.
Cleveland County, Oklahoma Sheriff Todd Gibson, who is trained to teach TVI to officers, said it was a textbook application of the strategy.
“It was an effective use of TVI,” Gibson said. “Everyone walked away. I would have rather that happen than see them continue driving over 100 miles per hour down a rural road and crash into another car. That would most likely be something that no one would walk away from.”
One would tend to agree. Even if all three of the occupants of the car ended up in the hospital — a fourth occupant, the lone male, apparently bailed out before the chase got to this point — at least they didn’t end up dead.
I don’t necessarily expect felons to be the smartest people in the world, mind you, but the car chase is proof that it’s probably time for a vacation in the corrections system.
And that seems what Dennis is about to get. In addition to a grand larceny conviction in 2015 and her failure to appear on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license, she was also charged with eluding, which is another felony.
She was still in the hospital as of this story’s publication, but it’s safe to assume her next stop won’t be home.
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