Archive: The O.J. Simpson Slow-Speed Chase - NBC Southern California

A look back, 20 years after the events that led to the "Trial of the Century"

Archive: The O.J. Simpson Slow-Speed Chase

On June 17, 1994, an apparently suicidal Orenthal "OJ" Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings led police on a 60-mile slow-speed car chase through Los Angeles and Orange Counties, captivating viewers glued to television sets. Simpson had failed to surrender to police earlier in the day, when he was slated to be charged in the murders of his ex-wife and her male friend. As police closed down the freeways and 20 cruisers followed Simpson, spectators filled the freeway overpasses, many cheering him on with signs reading "Go O.J."