Driver leads deputies on high speed pursuit through two counties

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- A driver was arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a high speed pursuit through two counties, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office.

Early Sunday, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle in the 14000 block of N. River Road in Constantine Township for a speeding violation.

The driver led deputies on a several mile pursuit at high speeds through Constantine Township, Mottville Township and into Cass County, deputies said.

Deputies successfully deployed stop sticks before the car went into Cass County. The pursuit ended when the car came to a rest in a field, reports said.

The driver fled from the vehicle but eventually was taken into custody. Deputies said the 32-year-old man was soaking wet and barefoot when apprehended, reports said.

Deputies said during the pursuit, the driver attempted to strike police patrol vehicles with his vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody on preliminary charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing police and assaulting a police officer with a motor vehicle.

His name will be released following his arraignment.

White Pigeon Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Edwardsburg Police Department, and the Southeast Public Safety Authority assisted in the pursuit.

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