Driving in the rain can be really dangerous. Between the lower grip levels, reduced visibility, and unpredictable road conditions, even small mistakes can have major consequences. Add in a high-speed chase between a Chevy Camaro and Arkansas State Police, and things can get pretty dang hairy, as seen in the following video.
Per the video description, this incident occurred on Tuesday, June 13th, around 10 a.m. local time in Miller County. Officer Jordan Drake states that he stopped a silver Chevy Camaro on U.S. Highway 67 for an unreadable paper tag and no lights. The conditions are rainy and overcast, and the roads are soaking wet.
Around the 1-minute mark, Officer Drake is seen conducting the traffic stop. However, after a few seconds, the Chevy Camaro takes off, prompting the police officer to give chase.
Although the Chevy Camaro quickly speeds off into the distance, Officer Drake nails the throttle, quickly eclipsing the 100-mph mark. As the road straightens, we see the GPS speed indicator in the bottom left hand corner hover around 120 mph, then creep up to 130 mph. The report indicates that the cruiser reached 134 mph on the wet roads with relatively “light traffic.”
Officer Drake catches up to the Chevy Camaro around the 3-minute, 30-second mark, at which point the Chevy Camaro slams on the brakes to make a right-hand turn. The driver makes another quick right shortly thereafter, even signaling in the process.
The chase continues through residential streets, topping out at over 90 mph. The Chevy Camaro weaves through traffic, and at one point, the rear bumper on the Camaro is cracked.
Later in the pursuit, around the 12-minute, 50-second mark, the officer attempts a Tactical Vehicle Intervention, more popularly known as a PIT maneuver. The tactic is unsuccessful the first time, but the officer tries again later, successfully sending the Chevy Camaro into a spin and ending the chase.