On This Day…

O.J. Simpson Slow Speed Chase

June 17, 1994

Football Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend Ronald Goldman. Blood stains had been found in his home and in his car. Simpson had promised to turn himself in, but instead led police on a “slow-speed chase” across California. More than 90 million people watched live as Simpson in a white Bronco driven by friend Al Cowlings and followed by police cars and helicopters slowly made its way to Simpson’s home where he surrendered.
Simpson was later found not guilty of the crime in what would be called “The Trial of the Century.”