A police chase from Elkhart County leads officers to St. Joseph County, Mich.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. – Deputies intercepted a chase that originated in Elkhart County and entered St. Joseph County, Mich. on Friday around 8:00 p.m., the St. Joseph County, Mich. Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspect was allegedly speeding and swerving in and out of oncoming traffic, deputies said. Both the White Pigeon Police Department and the Constantine Police Department picked up the chase near Riverside Drive and Blue School Road, deputies said.
The Constantine Police deployed stop sticks successfully, according to deputies.
Deputies intercepted and joined the chase on Lutz Road near Mintdale Road and continued north on Lutz before turning northeast on Centreville Constantine Road, deputies said.
Once again, deputies deployed stop sticks successfully at Centreville Constantine Road and Kuhlmeyer Road, according to deputies.
The suspect continued east through the Village of Centreville and onto M86 on two tire rims. The suspect continued through Nottawa and crossed the M86/M66 intersection, turning on Bonham Road. The suspect then turned south on Lepley Road, where the suspect allegedly almost collided head-on with a police vehicle, according to deputies.
The suspect drove off the road, into a ditch and a cornfield, said deputies. As the suspect’s car came to a stop, the driver allegedly ran, deputies said. Deputies chased the suspect until they were caught, deputies said.
The suspect is being held in the St. Joseph County, Mich. Jail on multiple charges including fleeing and elude and resisting and obstructing, deputies said.