A GMC Sierra Denali was recently involved an absolutely wild police chase in Arkansas, and the whole thing was caught on camera. The chase reached speeds in excess of 120 mph, and included multiple TVIs, or Tactical Vehicle Interventions, crossing from busy highways into a small town before ending in a wreck. The driver behind the wheel of the fleeing GMC Sierra Denali was taken into custody.
The chase occurred on May 20th, 2023, and began on U.S. Highway 67 South at the 3-mile marker. According to the video description, Trooper Jackson Shumate initiated a traffic stop at 3:21 p.m. local time. The trooper’s narrative states that the GMC Sierra in question was known to be driven by “Arrested Person” Christopher Monroe, wanted on drug trafficking charges by the Sherwood PD, with another active warrant in Rockwall County, Texas for evasion, with the latter warrant entered 10 days prior to the traffic stop.
Apparently, the driver fled from Arkansas State Police on multiple occasions. After troopers confirmed that it was Monroe in the vehicle, troopers attempted to box the GMC Sierra in, a maneuver seen around the one-minute, 26-second mark. However, as we see in the video, the maneuver fails when the GMC Sierra drives onto the shoulder and nails the throttle.
What follows is an insane chase that puts one of the troopers into a retaining barrier. The GMC Sierra and police officers weave through traffic in an extremely dangerous manner, narrowly missing other motorists as the pursuit continues on the highway.
Around the eight-minute mark, the driver exits the highway and the pursuit continues to unfold on surface streets. It all comes crashing to a stop around the 10-minute mark, when an officer rolls the GMC Sierra over a hill in another TVI. Miraculously, there weren’t any pedestrians on the other side of the crest.
Apparently, the truck was filled with drugs, cash, and a gun.