State Police: Trooper injured, two semi-trucks hit by suspect vehicle during pursuit on I-94
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich.—A trooper was injured and two semi-trucks were hit during a police pursuit on I-94 in Berrien County on November 25, according to Michigan State Police.
On Monday morning around 3:05 a.m., Michigan State Police Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on I-94 eastbound near Sawyer, Michigan.
During the stop, one of the occupants of the vehicle got out of the car and the driver accelerated and drove away, police said.
The suspect vehicle caused minor injuries to a trooper who was standing near the stopped vehicle, police said.
A pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle exited at Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman before getting back onto I-94 westbound.
While merging back onto the highway, the suspect vehicle collided with a semi-truck in the right lane, reports said.
The suspect vehicle then lost control, rolled over and collided with a second semi-truck in the middle lane.
One of the semi-truck drivers was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the other did not report having any injuries.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding police and resisting and obstructing police.
The suspect vehicle was a 2011 Jeep Cherokee and all occupants were from the Chicago area.
MDOT tweeted just before 7 a.m. that the two left lanes of westbound I-94 at Red Arrow Highway were blocked.
The incident remains under investigation.