It’s not every day you see a police car use the Precision Immobilization Technique or PIT maneuver on a Chevy Silverado pickup scorching the pavement at 100 mph – though due to several unfortunate chances, the intercept also resulted in injuries to the driver of a GMC Yukon who happened to be using the road at the same time.
Per the video description, which is a direct copy of the Trooper Report from the police officer involved, the chase happened on Sunday, January 14th, 2024, on U.S. Highway 167 near Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. A parole absconder with multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest stole a Chevy Silverado pickup and was southbound with local police in pursuit.
Just short of Pleasant Plains the stolen Silverado turned around and blasted north toward Vista Point again. The video picks up as the State Trooper whose dash camera filmed it joined the pursuit, attempting to stop the absconder before he drove the pickup into morning traffic going to church.
As the State Trooper drives north in the center turn lane, the Chevy Silverado passes him on the left, its driver fleeing at a high speed on the wrong side of the road and endangering oncoming traffic. The policeman moved over into the northbound lanes and the perp moved into the center lane, lessening the chance of a head-on collision with southbound vehicles. A silver GMC Yukon can be seen ahead in the right-hand northbound lane, driving north ahead of the chase.
At this point, the State Trooper performed a textbook PIT maneuver, shoving against the rear quarter panel of the Chevy Silverado with his patrol car and sending it out of control toward the right shoulder. The truck spun out and struck a parked, unoccupied Jeep, coming to a rest on the shoulder with smoke pouring out of its engine while local police swarmed the pickup thief and handcuffed him on the ground.
Unfortunately, the silver GMC Yukon seen earlier had not continued north at highway speed as the State Trooper believed it would be. Seeing many flashing lights in the rearview mirror, the Yukon’s driver came to a rolling stop to let them pass just at the moment the State Trooper carried out the PIT maneuver.
As the Silverado spun off the road clockwise its fender struck the rear of the Yukon, apparently slamming the driver’s face into the steering wheel with the force of the impact. The Yukon driver was sent off the hospital with a possibly broken nose, while the captured absconder was also sent to be checked for injuries before being hauled off to jail.
You can check out the full chase video below: