Woman leading Broken Arrow police on chase arrested after ramming patrol car, crashing through fence
By John Dobberstein, Editor
A woman was arrested Tuesday after she led Broken Arrow police on a harrowing chase through the heart of Broken Arrow before crashing her vehicle into a privacy fence.
Courtney Rae Jordan, 36, a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of leaving the scene of an injury collision, felony eluding, leaving the scene of a property damage collision and larceny from a dwelling.
At about 1 p.m., police were dispatched to a hit-and-run collision in the 400 block of S. Pecan Street in Broken Arrow. The license plate tag obtained through witnesses checked back to a vehicle that was seen at the locations of two attempted burglaries approximately 30 minutes prior to the hit-and-run.
Broken Arrow officers located the vehicle near the location of the hit-and-run and initiated a traffic stop, where the Jordan hit a pedestrian and drove off, motoring through various commercial businesses near Aspen Avenue and Kenosha Street before coming to stop in a business parking lot.
“Ignoring officer commands, the suspect rammed a patrol car, causing the vehicle to hit the officer behind it before driving off again,” said Broken Arrow Police Department PIO Ethan Hutchins.
The suspect, again traveling at low speeds, continued through various commercial parking lots until leaving south on Aspen. Jordan, police said, continued at higher rates of speed south on Aspen and turned east onto Washington Street.
Once at Elm Place and Washington, Jordan collided with several vehicles at the intersection and again attempted to leave the scene before crashing into a privacy fence on Elm, where she was apprehended.
Jordan was taken by police to the hospital as a precaution and was medically cleared a short time later. All other individuals involved in the various collisions suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Business owners and motorists shared many photos and even video of the chase. One business owner who turned over video footage said he was told by police the chase reached up to 70 mph before the crash.
More than a dozen police vehicles descended on the intersection of Washington and Elm, one of them perched onto the curb behind where the woman’s vehicle crashed through the fence.