(SAND SPRINGS, Okla.) — Shocking video of a police chase shows the suspect ramming into an Oklahoma police car.
The chase began shortly after noon on Friday shortly in the town of Sand Springs. Police were notified of a stolen vehicle that was being tracked by the company that owned the car, police said in a press release.
Once the car was located, the driver would not pull over and led the police on a chase that ended near an elementary school.
When the suspect tried to turn around and flee the scene, Sand Springs Deputy Chief of Police Mike Carter said that patrol officer Matt Stacy got out of his vehicle and initially intended to set up a tire spike to stop the stolen car.
“It was approximately three seconds after standing up outside his vehicle that the suspect rammed his patrol unit,” Carter said in a press release. “When the officer saw that the suspect was coming at him, he abandoned the plan to retrieve the tire spikes and instead drew his weapon, not knowing of the suspect’s intention to hurt or kill him.”
Footage from the police recording shows the dramatic moment of impact, as well as Stacy drawing his weapon and firing at the vehicle. The officer suffered minor abrasions and was taken to a local hospital after the incident before being released.
The suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Stacy Ann Bunsey, “had to be tasered and removed from the vehicle,” Carter said in the release.
She is now facing four felony counts including assaulting a police officer, eluding a police officer, driving under the influence and possession of a stolen vehicle, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
Bunsey remains in the Tulsa County Jail and is being held on a $79,500 bond, according to jail records. It is unclear if she has a court date scheduled or legal representation.
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