(Stillwater) — A teenager who is alleged to have led officers on a high-speed chase that began on Highway 51 east of Stillwater and ended in a wooded area east of Drumright has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge of eluding a peace officer and endangering the public.
    At the time of his arrest by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Ray Hillman, 19, of Terlton, had an outstanding warrant from Lincoln County for failure to appear in court on a charge of reckless driving in Tryon, court records show.
    Hillman waived his right to a preliminary hearing on his Payne County charge Friday. He remains free on $25,000 bail pending his trial court arraignment on June 26, court records show.
    Hillman is accused of driving 110 mph to 130 mph and weaving in and out of traffic after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Chadwell activated his lights and sirens, court records show.
    Hillman was driving 74 mph in a 65 mph zone in a 2001 Ford with a taillight out, when he was spotted by the deputy on Highway 51 near the Mount Vernon Road intersection at 10:48 p.m. Jan. 11, Payne County Sheriff R.B. Hauf said.
    From Highway 51, Hillman started going south on Highway 18 and was paced at 110 mph when the deputy caught up with him at the Dunkin Bridge Road and Highway 18, the sheriff said.
    Hillman’s vehicle “was weaving in and out of oncoming traffic on Highway 18 north of Cushing. The pursuit continued through Cushing going east through Drumright to the area of Highway 33 and Highway 48,” the sheriff said.
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers used stop sticks at the intersection of Highways 33 and 48 — and the vehicle hit them, the sheriff said.
    About one-quarter of a mile north of there, “The driver bailed out,” while his vehicle was moving at 33 mph, the sheriff said.
    “The foot pursuit began. He crossed a fence in a wooded area — the deputy lost sight of him in the foot pursuit,” the sheriff said.
    A canine unit from Sapulpa and a helicopter from the Tulsa Police Department came to assist in the search, the sheriff said.
    “The suspect called his father on a cell phone. The father told him to turn himself in,” which Hillman did, the sheriff said.
    Hillman was hiding under a dock on a pond on private property in Creek County east of Drumright, the sheriff said.
    He was arrested by Payne County Deputy Chadwell at 12:27 a.m. Jan. 12, the sheriff said.
    If convicted of eluding a peace officer and endangering the public, Hillman could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.