LAPEER COUNTY — A 43 year-old Rochester Hills man is facing criminal charges following a police pursuit that occured Tuesday night, April 23.
According to a press release from the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office, Imlay City Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on M-53 around 9:30 p.m. when they spotted the man's 2014 Ford Explorer headed north. The driver had turned on his four-way flashers but the vehicle's headlights were not on.
The driver did not stop for police and maintained a speed of about 50 miles per hour. Sheriff deputies intercepted and assumed the pursuit on M-53 near Shaw Rd., with Michigan State Police and the Marlette Police Department also joining in.
At the intersection of Burnside Rd. and M-53, the driver pulled his vehicle into a gas station, exited the vehicle and attempted to fuel up his vehicle.
Sheriff officials describe the driver as being "non-compliant" and a taser was deployed before the man was eventually arrested around 9:50 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 24, the Lapeer County Prosecutor's Office charged him with fleeing and eluding-fourth degree and two counts of resisting/obstructing/assaulting a police officer.
Attempts were made to arraign the man on both Wednesday and Thursday but District Court officials determined that couldn't be completed. The driver was taken to "another facility" by deputies, the sheriff's office said.
Look for more details on this story in the May 1 print edition of the Tri-City Times.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.