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Friday, June 5, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff Deputies Aubrey Stanfield and Kody Simpson received radio traffic about a white 2001 Suzuki XR1 motorcycle traveling south from Stringtown at speeds of 100 to 130 miles per hour.
The Deputies stationed their vehicle at the intersection of Court Street and Highway 69 with traffic halted in anticipation of the motor bike. The vehicle crossed the double yellow line to pass traffic and proceeded through the intersection.
Deputy Stanfield maneuvered his patrol unit behind the motor bike, taking over as lead unit in the pursuit. The deputies were joined by Atoka Police Officer Taylor Wood as second unit.
The driver of the motor bike sped through Atoka, passing vehicles on the left and right in heavy traffic of speeds ranging from 110 miles per hour to 120 miles per hour.
As traffic became congested near Highway 69 and the Super 8 motel, the driver passed vehicles on the shoulder attempting to lose the pursuit vehicles.
When the pursuit reached Dairy Lane, the traffic became heavy, the motor bike began driving between vehicles on the dashed white line.
The deputies managed to catch up to the motor bike in Tushka when the driver left the roadway to drive in the ditch near Atoka Welding.
Deputy Stanfield positioned his patrol unit in front of the motorcycle, blocking the path back to the road.
Deputy Simpson exited the vehicle, placing the driver, Andrew Clark, 21, of Sherman, Texas, under arrest. Clark stated, “I (omitted) up.”
Clark was turned over to Stringtown Police Officer Cliff Taylor. He was going to be issued multiple municipal citations for his violations within Stringtown city limits. Due to the reckless endangerment of others and high rates of speed through multiple jurisdictions, Deputy Stanfield took over the arrest.
Clark is charged with endangering others while eluding (felony). The motorcycle was released to the owner.