Michigan State Police tell WNEM.com that troopers on routine patrol in the city of Flint tried to make a traffic stop Wednesday evening only to have the suspect vehicle take off.
Troopers said the stop was for a traffic violation around 6:50 p.m. Officers turned on their cruisers emergency lights and when the vehicle refused to stop, a pursuit ensued.
Authorities said the suspect vehicle ran several stop signs and red lights. During the pursuit, troopers said the passenger in the vehicle was observed tossing a handgun out of the window that was later recovered. Officers said the pursuit was ended by utilizing the P.I.T. maneuver successfully immobilizing the vehicle.
Both suspects, a 27-year-old man and 32-year-old man, both from Flint, were taken into custody and lodged at the Flint City Jail. They were charged with flee and elude, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana.
Authorities said no one was injured during the pursuit. The suspect's names are being withheld pending arraignment.
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