Additional details have been released about a weekend police chase that began in Livingston County and ended with an arrest in Detroit.
According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:36 Saturday night, deputies were patrolling westbound I-96 near M-59 in Howell Township when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white Ford Escape after determining that the plate was stolen out of Ohio.
The vehicle reportedly pulled off onto the left shoulder and began to slow down, then turned abruptly through the emergency turn around and accelerated at a high rate of speed onto eastbound I-96. The vehicle was pursued until it exited at Spencer Road in Brighton Township.
As the vehicle neared the end of the exit ramp, police say four of the five occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. One occupant stayed with the vehicle, two occupants and the driver were taken into custody by responding units after the foot pursuit without injury.
All of the occupants were identified as males between 17-19 years of age from the City of Detroit. The juvenile occupant was released to his parents. The driver and other occupants were lodged in the Livingston County Jail on charges of Fleeing and Eluding and Resisting and Obstructing.
The 5th occupant was not located at the scene but was arrested a short time later by the Michigan State Police and the Green Oak Township Police Department after a second vehicle pursuit that ended in Detroit at Schoolcraft Drive and the Southfield Freeway.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Michigan State Police and the Brighton City Police Department. The incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.