The pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle ended in a non-injury collision on U.S. Highway 60 near the I-44 interchange just a tenth of a mile east of Vinita.
MIAMI – A pursuit that involved the Carthage Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Highway Patrol ended in Craig County near Vinita.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's report by Trooper Lt. Roger Starling, at 11:30 pm. Tuesday night the pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle ended in a non-injury collision on U.S. Highway 60 near the I-44 interchange just a tenth of a mile east of Vinita.
The Carthage Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol were in pursuit of a 2014 Chevy pickup reported stolen from the Oklahoma City Police Department driven by Joshua Glenn Collins, 36, of Bakersfield, California. These law enforcement agencies terminated their pursuit from the Travel Center at the state line when Collins’ vehicle went black, which means he shut the lights off.
OHP Trooper Short activated the pursuit again at State Highway 10 C in Ottawa County when he located the vehicle Collins was driving.
Collins ran through two roadblocks avoiding stop sticks until Trooper Short performed a successful TVI (Tactical Vehicle Intervention) forcing Collins’ vehicle off the roadway to the right, through a fence, before striking an embankment.
Collins was transported by Mercy EMS to Craig General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then taken into custody.
Trooper Short was not injured. The State OHP Fleet vehicle received an estimated $600 in damages.
The stolen vehicle received an estimated $8,000 in damages.
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