It’s pretty wild to see just how much abuse a car can take in one of these police chase videos. As is often the case, the cars involved in the chase perform surprisingly well – right up to the point they stop performing at all. The Chevy Cavalier in the following chase video is one such example.
The video is a little under 30 minutes long, and shows the chase from start to finish, including multiple angles from the squad cars involved. Looking at the video overlay, we see this particular incident occurred on November 21st, 2023, around 4:50 p.m. local time in Miller County, Arkansas.
As the video gets under way, we see Officer Tyler Gentry pulling over a black Chevy Cavalier on U.S. Highway 67 and Country Road 53. The driver pulls over at first, and we see officer Gentry talking to the driver, letting them know that the reason they were pulled over is because they were following too closely behind a truck and they were driving with an expired license plate. The driver says they’re repairing the Chevy Cavalier for someone nearby, and they don’t have their license on them.
The officer takes down their name and information to run it through the computer. A few minutes pass, and one of the officers returns to get the driver’s fingerprint. Apparently, the print came back with a different name than the one the driver originally gave. The officers return once again and ask the driver to step out of the car. It’s at that point that the driver decides to take off.
The two officers run back to their cruiser and give chase. The Chevy Cavalier is seen looping around and up an embankment, crashing through a ditch. Later, the driver is seen swerving towards oncoming traffic, dangerously weaving around other motorists at triple-digit speeds. A spike strip is deployed around the 21-minute mark.
Of course, the chase eventually ends with a PIT maneuver, but not before the little Chevy Cavalier gets banged up by the pursuing officers: