Driver leads officers on chase through three Texoma counties Friday afternoon

KINGSTON, Okla. (KXII) - Police arrested 30-year-old Michael Joe Abril after a chase through Marshall, Johnston and Carter Counties.

The chase began in Kingston around 1:39 p.m. reaching speeds of more than 130 miles an hour and ended around 1:56 p.m. on Highway 199 at Daisy Lane when Dickson police put out spike strips, puncturing one of the tires on Abril's 2013 white Ford Taurus.

Abril's car went off the road, nearly hitting trucks parked at a nearby business.

Abril got out of the car and ran a short distance before police caught him.

Police said Abril stole a bottle of Crown Royal from R & R Liquor Store in Kingston around 1:30 p.m. and drove away.

Kingston police did not chase him until he drove through a construction area on Highway 70, near Dallas Drive, nearly hitting seven workers who were laying asphalt.

Christopher Watson, Asst. Kingston Police Chief, said Abril had a strong odor of alcohol and officers found another open bottle of liquor in his car.

"We're not going to pursue over a bottle of whiskey but once you risk the life of our civilians in our community, that's whenever we are going to take the precautions necessary to stop what you're doing," Watson said.

Abril is in the Marshall county jail facing several charges.