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Watch: Wild pursuit ends after Ark. trooper hits suspect’s pickup truck with cruiser

The suspect’s pickup truck was hit from behind by a state police patrol vehicle, causing the truck to roll


After the crash, Monroe was removed from the truck and arrested.

Arkansas State Police via PoliceActivity

By Sarah Roebuck

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A pursuit reaching over 120 mph ended when an Arkansas State Police trooper struck a suspect’s pickup truck, causing it to flip over, KATV reports.

The dash cam video of the incident released on Friday shows troopers pursuing Christopher Monroe. He had a felony fleeing warrant out of Rockwall County, Texas. Monroe also had a felony narcotics violation warrant from the Sherwood (Ark.) Police Department.

According to state police, the pursuit reached over 120 mph during heavy traffic from the holiday weekend. At one point during the pursuit, troopers attempted to box in Monroe’s pickup truck, but he was able to get away.

As a trooper got closer to Monroe, the trooper’s patrol vehicle hit the back of the truck, but it wasn’t enough to stop the pursuit. The trooper then attempted to conduct a PIT maneuver. It didn’t work and the patrol vehicle hit a concrete barrier instead.

The pursuit continued off the highway and across the Arkansas River. Monroe then turned around and drove only a few blocks before being hit from behind by police, which caused him to roll his truck. The truck eventually hit a brick wall and came to a stop on its wheels. After the crash, Monroe was removed from the truck and arrested.

Troopers found 64 grams of ecstasy, 100 grams of meth, 436 grams of cocaine, 89 grams of fentanyl pills, 182 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of heroin and 46 grams of Xanax. Along with a Taurus handgun and numerous drug paraphernalia, Monroe also had $8,612 in cash in the car.

Monroe was charged with trafficking fentanyl and cocaine, possession of narcotics and methamphetamine with intent to deliver, felony fleeing, simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, aggravated assault of law enforcement and criminal mischief.