Taking police on a high-speed chase is never a good idea, but if one is going to engage in such behaviors, it seems it would be best to be in something with at least a little bit of power and performance.
A perpetrator in St. Louis County, Missouri, recently took police on a high-speed chase in a lifted GMC Sierra, of all things. While the high-riding truck may be good for hopping over curbs and surviving any damage it may receive in the chase, it’s not the fastest or most agile vehicle for evading pursuing police cruisers and news helicopters.
The GMC Sierra driver in question managed to briefly evade police cruisers in a more dense part of town before dipping into a residential neighborhood with a news helicopter in tow. The driver then proceeds to cut through a yard and slides the truck across some grass before reentering the road and driving down an adjacent street. They don’t get very far, however, as he immediately slams into a nearby house and hits a car that was parked in the driveway. The police then move in to arrest the suspect, who by now had exited the truck and surrendering to police by laying down on the driveway.
Needless to say, the house and car that were hit by the massive, speeding GMC have seen better days. The garage and front support beams of the house will definitely need some repairs and the silver compact car that was parked in the driveway is almost certainly a write-off. All that matters is that no innocent civilians were hurt in this chase, though – almost a miracle considering it happened in a densely populated area during rush hour.
See the full high-speed chase in the video embedded just below.