Man arrested following vehicle chase, crash in Sand Springs
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 1:45 PM
SAND SPRINGS — Police arrested a man after he wrecked a stolen vehicle and caused a motorcyclist to crash while allegedly eluding police Wednesday.
Justin Bishop, 28, was arrested at about 6 p.m. on Old North Road between Adams Road and 81st West Avenue, jail records show.
A motorist called police after spotting her stolen Isuzu Rodeo SUV on Adams Road, according to Bishop’s arrest report.
Patrol officers responded and attempted to stop the SUV.
The arresting officer said Bishop slowed as if he was going to stop before accelerating and running a stop sign at 12th Street and Adams Road. The driver then continued driving “often going left of center, nearly colliding with several vehicles,” the report states.
He is alleged to have run a motorcyclist off the road before crashing into an embankment and fleeing on foot, the arresting officer wrote.
Bishop surrendered after jumping off of a 4-foot ledge and was treated for head injuries suffered in the wreck, according to the report.
He reportedly indicated he was under the influence of methamphetamine when officer’s questioned him about the vehicle.
He was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a misdemeanor driving under the influence complaint and felony complaints of possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding police and leaving the scene of an injury accident after the former conviction of a felony.
Bishop was most recently incarcerated between October 2010 and October 2012 after he pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The driver of the motorcycle declined treatment at the scene and told police he would see his personal physician regarding his injuries.