Police: Driver flees from officers after allegedly drag racing on I-475

A driver accused of speeding and evading authorities in Genesee County has been lodged in jail.
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 3:04 PM EDT
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GENESEE CO., Mich. (WNEM) - A driver accused of speeding and evading authorities in Genesee County has been lodged in jail.

Officers saw two vehicles drag racing on northbound I-475, going more than 100 mph.

Grand Blanc Township officers tried to stop the vehicles, then a Dodge Challenger Hellcat sped up to an estimated 150 mph to flee the area, police said.

A Michigan State Police helicopter assisted Grand Blanc Township officers in finding the fleeing vehicle. The helicopter followed the vehicle through the city of Flint, until it came to a stop, Grand Blanc Township Police said.

A driver accused of speeding and evading authorities in Genesee County has been lodged in jail.
A driver accused of speeding and evading authorities in Genesee County has been lodged in jail.(Grand Blanc Township Police Department)

Officers on the ground then located the driver and took him into custody.

The 23-year-old man from Flint was charged with two counts of felony fleeing and eluding. He was lodged into the Genesee County Jail.