Police: stolen vehicle recovered after chase on I-94

Photo courtesy: Michigan State Police Niles Post Photo courtesy: Michigan State Police Niles Post

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A stolen vehicle was recovered after a suspect allegedly led police on a chase and then crashed the stolen vehicle, Michigan State Police reported.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, troopers from the Michigan State Police Niles Post were alerted by dispatch of a possible stolen vehicle traveling east on I-94 near mile marker 20.

The vehicle, a black 2015 Dodge Challenger, was seen near this location and verified as the stolen vehicle out of the Chicago area, reports said.

When troopers tried to pull over the vehicle, the suspect driver allegedly refused to stop and began a pursuit on Red Arrow Highway near John Beers, police said.

The vehicle then continued eastbound on I-94 until it crashed while trying to exit at Friday Road, police said.

The two occupants exited the vehicle and ran a short distance before being taken into custody by the Coloma Police Department without incident, reports said.

The driver and passenger were identified as 20-year-old males from Kalamazoo.

No significant injuries were reported from the crash.

Both of the vehicle’s occupants are facing the following charges:

Fleeing and eluding

Resisting and obstructing police officers

Possession of stolen vehicle

Minor in possession of marijuana

No patrol vehicles were damaged during the pursuit or crash, police said.

This investigation is ongoing.

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