Man drives through Tulsa airport fences

Ponca City Now - March 19, 2015 8:58 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Officials say a 68-year-old man is suspected of being drunk when he crashed his vehicle through multiple fences at Tulsa International Airport and led airport police on a brief chase.

Airport marketing director Alexis Higgins says the man was taken to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains. His identity isn’t being released by the airport until he’s booked into Tulsa County Jail.

Higgins says airport police began to pursue the man’s vehicle after seeing him barrel through a few fences on Wednesday. She says the man eventually ended up on the airport’s main runway, where officers apprehended him.

She says authorities weren’t immediately sure why the man drove through fences at the airport. She notes that there were no delays in air traffic because of the incident.


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