Dashcam video released of police chase in Oceana County

Posted at 10:00 PM, Apr 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-21 22:04:03-04

OCEANA COUNTY, Mich. – Dashcam video has been released of a pursuit that occurred on Sunday. It was at about 3 p.m. on Sunday in Grant Township when an Oceana County Sheriff's deputy spotted a 1997 Chevy Silverado that was reported to have been stolen.

Waiving his hands out the window, the suspect seemed to be cooperating with the officer, but then things quickly take a turn for worse.

"Guys, come on over to 88th and Cleveland. I got a stop over here. The guy has his phone out and his hands out,” the deputy is heard saying into his radio. "He's running on me guys. He's running. He's going South on 88th."

The driver quickly picks up speed. The deputy is heard saying on his radio that the truck has reached 80 mph, with traffic coming up nearby.

"Approaching the intersection of Oceana Drive. He's not slowing down guys,” said the deputy.

Then in an instant, he nearly misses a car in the intersection.

"Almost took one out,” said the deputy.

The suspect then starts to swerve into the oncoming lane. At times, he completely drives on the wrong side of the road.

After slowing down to make the turn, the deputy finds the perfect opportunity to pull up alongside the pickup and ram his vehicle.

You can hear the tires squeal as the pickup is forced off the road. The vehicle crashed into a ditch and hit a power pole.

Once the vehicle came to a stop, officers approached the vehicle with their weapons drawn.

Thanks to quick thinking from the sheriff's deputy, the suspect driving the stolen pickup was eventually taken to jail.