At 12:28 am Sunday the Ravenden Police observed a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driving erratically southbound on Hwy 63. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The driver sped up to speeds of 80 mph before slowing down to 50 as they passed through Imboden.

Lawrence County units staged at Lawrence 219 (Clear Springs) with spike strips as the pursuit continued south out of Imboden toward Black Rock. Speeds continued between 85 and 90 mph when the chase approached the spike strips, at 12:34am officers reported the vehicle struck the strips and continued. After several miles all 4 tires deflated and the pursuit came to a stop just inside the Black Rock city limits.

Johnny Ratliff , 29 years old of Sherwood Arkansas was taken into custody without further incident. Dail’s Wrecker Service of Ravenden was called to remove the vehicle. Ratliff was taken to the Lawrence County Detention Center.

No injuries were reported in incident.