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Kalamazoo driver arrested after running from traffic stop

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 09:07:11-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A driver who tried to hide from police after an attempted traffic stop was tracked down by a K9 officer.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says officers tried to stop a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee for a traffic violation near North Church Street and Norway Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

The driver sped off, and managed to lose the officers. The suspect vehicle was spotted shortly in the 1000 block of North Rose Street.

The Jeep was abandoned, and several officers arrived to start a search, including K9 Bach.

Officers spotted the suspect running down the 500 block of Elizabeth Street, but again lost sight of him.

K9 Bach eventually tracked the suspect down, as he was trying to hide one block away on the 600 block of William Street.

The 31-year-old man from Kalamazoo is being held for fleeing and eluding along with several outstanding warrants