A police chase of a breaking and entering suspect ended Sunday evening at Oak Grove Road and Sanford Road in Howell Township.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says that at approximately 8:15 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Eager Road and Highland Road in Oceola Township to assist the Howell City Police Department with a vehicle pursuit of a breaking and entering suspect.
According to a press release, deputies took over the lead on the pursuit and continued it through Howell and Cohoctah Townships with speeds reaching 70 mph.
As the vehicle turned South on Oak Grove Road near Sanford Road, a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver was performed by a deputies SUV.
“After the PIT maneuver, the suspect vehicle was facing North and rammed a Sheriff’s vehicle,” said the statement. “The vehicle was blocked in. The driver, a 48-year-old Howell man, was found with a bladed weapon. He was taken in custody with the use of a Sheriff Canine and Taser.”
The suspect was turned over to the Howell Police Department and transported to Trinity Health Livingston hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Charges will be requested through the Livingston County Prosecutors Office by both the Howell City Police and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were assisted by the Howell Police Department and Livingston County Ambulance.
Video and picture courtesy of Fabrizio Tarara