(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man who is accused of driving 130 mph through Yale while weaving in and out of traffic has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge of eluding a peace officer and endangering others.
    Brian Matthew Hadix, 20, who is also charged with driving on a suspended license and having no insurance, remains free on $2,500 bail pending his arraignment in trial court Friday before District Judge Donald Worthington.
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Harmon wrote in an affidavit that he was on routine patrol on Highway 51 about one-half mile east of Highway 18 on March 13 around 8 p.m. when he noticed two vehicles eastbound on Highway 51 at a high rate of speed.
    Both vehicles were traveling 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to his radar, the affidavit said.
    “I turned around and noticed one vehicle’s engine rev up. As I was turning around, the rear vehicle was passing the first vehicle,” the trooper wrote in his affidavit.
    The first vehicle, which was dark, pulled to the shoulder when the trooper engaged his lights, but the second car, a white one driven by Hadix, was pulling away at high speed, the affidavit alleged. It was passing cars on the right and left, the affidavit said.
    The trooper engaged his siren at about Highway 51 and Norfolk Road, but Hadix’s car “continued eastbound on 51 through the town of Yale at approximately 130 mph and was still passing cars on the right and left, the affidavit alleged.
    “The vehicle was pulling away from me on the east side of Yale.
    “The vehicle was smoking bad and I was able to catch up with it at approximately Eagle Road.
    “The white vehicle was traveling down the shoulder with its hazard lights on.
    “Subject was waving out the window for me to go around him.
    “I continued to follow the vehicle down the shoulder; I moved up next to the vehicle and yelled for him to pull over, and he shrugged his arms,” the trooper alleged in his affidavit.
    At Highway 51 about one mile east of the Payne and Creek County line, the vehicle drove off the road into the grass and stopped next to a fence, the affidavit said..
    When Hadix was arrested, he said that his vehicle would not stop, according to the affidavit.
    “He stated he was trying to stop on the east side of Yale, but said nothing when asked why he was driving so fast at State Highway 51 on the west side of Yale,” the affidavit said.
    While the trooper was transporting Hadix to the Payne County Jail, Hadix asked if the trooper could pull over so he could throw up, the affidavit said.
    “I learned that this is not the first time this subject had run from law enforcement. He had run from Trooper Sosbee and Lieutenant James,” the trooper alleged in his affidavit.
    If convicted of the three-count charge, Hadix could be incarcerated for as much as two years plus 30 days and fined $1,250, according to court documents filed by Payne County Assistant District Attorney Jill Tontz.

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