Driver in high speed chase faces several charges.

April 5, 2021

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Driver in high speed chase faces several charges.

LUDINGTON — The 29-year-old Ludington man who led law enforcement on a 30 minute high speed chase early Easter Sunday morning faces charges, including two felony charges. Dustin Michael Jewett, of 601 N. Rowe St., was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and arraigned in 79th District Court for felony charges of fleeing a police officer, fourth degree and driving while license suspended/revoked/denied, second occurrence and misdemeanor charges of driving reckless and driving while license suspended/revoked/denied. Bail was set at $25,000 cash/surety. 

At 12:22 a.m. on April 4, a Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on North Washington Avenue at Virnetta Drive in Pere Marquette Township. The vehicle, a 2002 Subaru Legacy, matched the description of a vehicle that had evaded Ludington Police Department officers earlier in the evening. 

The driver failed to stop and sped away. 

According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, two deputies pursued the vehicle through Pere Marquette, Amber, Victory and Hamlin townships, then back into the City of Ludington, where the suspect eventually stopped near his home. 

The chase included city streets, US 10, Stiles Road, Victory Drive, Jebavy Drive, Decker Road, Jagger Road and Lakeshore Drive. Deputies reported speeds consistently over 100 mph throughout the chase. 

Jewett was recently arrested on Feb. 1, 2021 by the sheriff’s office and had been arraigned on driving while license suspended charges. 

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for April 14, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. 

In 2016, he appeared in 51st Circuit Court and was found guilty of probation violation and sentenced March 22 to one year and four months to four years in prison, with credit for 167 days served, and $568 in fines, costs and restitution. His probation stemmed from a March 1, 2011 conviction of larceny in a building. In a separate file, he was found guilty of probation violation and sentenced March 22, 2016 to one year and nine months to 30 years in prison, with credit for 372 days served, and $548 in fines, costs and restitution. His probation stemmed from a May 1, 2012 conviction of delivery of a narcotic or cocaine less than 50 grams and second-offense habitual offender.

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