Two arrested after early morning car chase on I-94 in Michigan

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. - The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office reports that they received multiple calls about a dark colored sedan driving erratically eastbound on I-94 just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Documents state the vehicle was driving all over the road at erratic speeds and unable to maintain its lane along with a non-functioning headlight.

Deputies found the vehicle matching the description and multiple traffic violations were observed, along with the defective headlight. 

Police attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle refused to stop, leading to a pursuit. The pursuit continued eastbound on I-94.

Spike strips were deployed by Van Buren County police near the 65-mile marker but were ineffective. 

The chase entered Kalamazoo County where deputies from Kalamazoo successfully disabled the vehicle with stop sticks, at which point vehicle stopped near the US 131 interchange. 

Deputies on scene removed the driver, a 30-year-old Kalamazoo man, and placed him into custody.

Police say the passenger, a 36-year-old Grand Rapids man, had a visible gun in his waistband which they were able to safely remove after a brief struggle. The passenger was then placed into custody.

According to documents, the gun was found to be stolen from a different jurisdiction.

The driver has multiple warrants in locations including Kalamazoo, Kent County, and Wyoming PD. 

The driver is held on charges of flee and elude and OWI, along with holds on warrants from other agencies.

The passenger is held on multiple charges including resisting arrest, CCW violation, possession of a stolen firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities say this case remains open and under investigation.

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