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High speed chase leads to arrest in Mecosta Co.

Posted at 1:49 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 01:52:33-05

BIG RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Deputies attempted a traffic stop around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, causing the driver to flee.

The car ran a stop sign and drove around multiple stop sticks throughout the city of Big Rapids, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office.

Officers attempted to corner the suspect down a dead end street, but the driver sped up and nearly hit a patrol car.

The chase continued into Newaygo County, as the suspect began throwing items out of his car to hit the pursuing deputies.

One Newaygo County Sheriff's Office patrol car was damaged by some thrown items as they joined the pursuit.

Spike strips were then laid down, which the driver avoided before crashing into a patrol car and leaving the road.

The suspect was then blocked in and taken into custody.

The driver's vehicle was found to be full of stolen property, as he admitted to committing a breaking-and-entering in Osceola County just before the pursuit began.

No officers or civilians were injured during the chase, and the stolen items were recovered.