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Lawton car chase reaches 85 mph

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LAWTON, Okla_ A man remains behind bars Saturday after leading police on a high speed car chase through a Lawton neighborhood.

Lawton Police said Joseph Vicks was arrested after finally stopping for police near NW 13th Street and Taylor Avenue.

The chase started around 10:30 p.m. Friday near Fort Sill Boulevard and NW Cherry Avenue, when officers tried to stop Vicks for an improper turn.

Vicks led police through several blocks of the neighborhood before driving as fast as 85 mph on Fort Sill Boulevard.

The chase took a scary turn when the driver made a u-turn, and began driving into oncoming traffic on Fort Sill Boulevard.

Vicks is being held on charges that include multiple traffic violations along with eluding police, driving with a revoked license, and resisting arrest.

Vicks also had two county warrants for burglary and grand larceny.

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