Three-County Police Chase Ends With 2 Arrests 1-20-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Three-County Police Chase Ends With 2 Arrests 1-20-2011

Michigan State troopers and deputies from the Huron County Sheriff’s Department were involved in a chase that spanned three counties on Wednesday night.
Officer Brian Tetreau said he clocked a car traveling 39 mph in a 25 mph zone in Huron County's Brookfield Township.
The officer could see that the Oldsmobile contained two men and he requested backup. Two other patrol cars joined in the pursuit and attempted to stop the car at an intersection.
Officers reported the car hit the front of a patrol car and came to a stop. Deputies ordered the driver out of the car, but the vehicle escaped the encirclement and fled the scene. During this time, the officers were able to identify the driver and could see the passenger wanted out of the car.
The car continued westbound on M-142 and officers said it blew through several more intersections.
While pursuing, it was learned that the 30-year-old Caseville driver had a suspended driver’s license. His 26-year-old passenger, who is a Caseville resident, also had two warrants out for his arrest.
With speeds up to 80 mph, village of Sebewaing Patrolman Brandon Gettel went to M-25 and Kilmanagh Road to put down his spike strips. The car was able to evade the spike strips and turned eastbound on Kilmanagh Road.
His passenger jumped out of the vehicle while it was making the turn and two officers took him into custody. Two other deputies continued pursuing the vehicle and witnessed it continue to fail to stop at intersections.
They eventually ended up on Bay Port Road, southbound into Tuscola County. After a while, in Tuscola County, Michigan State Police from the Caro Post caught up to the pursuit on Dickerson Road near Colwood Road.
MSP troopers took lead of the pursuit and attempted to bump the car to get it to spin out but were unable to stop the vehicle. About 9:30 p.m., deputies managed to take the driver into custody after the chase ended on M-25, near Callahan Road in Bay County’s Hampton Township.
Officers said the driver was held at the Tuscola County Jail after he was medically cleared. Authorities said their investigation into the incident continues and they are in the process of filing charges against the driver, including a third-degree fleeing and eluding.
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