19-year-old in custody after driving over 200 mph during pursuit
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - A 19-year-old driver has been arrested and faces charges of driving in excess of 200 mph.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons says 19-year-old Hector Fraire was traveling at record speeds Nov. 14 on the Kilpatrick Turnpike.
"200 miles an hour ... That is extremely fast," Timmons said.
The OHP says Fraire was spotted by a trooper near the Council Road exit on the Kilpatrick Turnpike and was clocked at 84 mph when the trooper attempted to pull him over.
"The guy was trying to get away from the trooper. Apparently he had turned off his headlights hoping to lose the trooper," Timmons said.
Timmons says the driver exited the turnpike at the Northwest Expressway where another trooper spotted his 2011 Ford Mustang.
"It just so happened to be a Canadian County deputy sitting close to the area," Timmons said.
The deputy pulled him over into a parking lot, where he was arrested for reckless driving and attempting to elude. Timmons says it is fortunate that no one was hurt.
"At that type of speed, the end result is going to be very bad," Timmons said.
Timmons says Fraire reached a top speed of 208 mph during the pursuit.