Two Suspects Arrested After Car Chase Ends in Crash

Posted at 9:32 AM, Dec 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-26 09:32:00-05

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich., — On Dec. 24, a Michigan State Police trooper tried to pull a driver over in Kalamazoo County for driving without a visible license plate, but when the trooper flashed his lights, the driver sped off, heading east bound on M-43 near 8th Street.

After a short chase, the suspect driver crashed into a transit bus at West Main and Drake Road.  The driver and a passenger got out of the car and ran away from the scene, and Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety eventually found them.

The driver is an 18-year-old man from Kalamazoo, and he was charged with fleeing and eluding as well as diving with a suspended license, and police found that he already had two warrants out for his arrest.

The passenger is a 21-year-old man from Bangor and he was charged with possession of heroin and attempted resisting and obstructing. The passenger had also violated his parole and also had two warrants out for his arrest.

Both suspects are at the Kalamazoo County Jail and their names will not be released until they are arraigned.