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Michigan man hits own car, leads police on high-speed pursuit

January 24, 2010|By Ashley Henderson (ahenderson@wsbt.com)
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(WSBT photo)

VAN BUREN COUNTY — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says one man is behind bars after an extensive and dangerous police pursuit. Police say deputies were dispatched to the Red Arrow Bar in Lawrence, Mich. around 1 a.m. Sunday after a report of a person running into another vehicle in a fit of rage. When police arrived, the suspect was parked at Lawson’s Citgo gas station in Lawrence. Deputies approached the vehicle but the suspect drove off westbound on Red Arrow Highway. Police pursued the suspect down Red Arrow Highway until the suspect turned southbound on County Road 681, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. The suspect was pursued to County Road 352 where he finally came to a stop in front of a deployed spike strip. The suspect did not exit the vehicle when prompted, so deputies had to pull him from the vehicle. The suspect resisted police, but they were able to control him and put him into custody. The suspect was lodged into the Van Buren County Jail. After an investigation, police found that the suspect not only owned the vehicle he was driving, but also the vehicle he ran into at the bar. He said he ran into the car because he had been arguing with his wife.

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