Ludington man arrested in Kalkaska following police chase. 

August 30, 2017

Ludington man arrested in Kalkaska following police chase. 


KALKASKA — A 21-year-old Ludington man was arrested after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase Monday evening, according to Upnorth Live (7&4).

According to the Kalkaska Police Department, police attempted to pull over a 2009 Chevrolet HHR for speeding and careless operations about 11 p.m. near the intersection of Court and Lynn streets in the Village of Kalkaska.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver made a verbal comment and fled from the traffic stop, leading police on a high speed chase.

The suspect led police through residential area streets in Kalkaska and eventually entered County Road 612.

The suspect vehicle eventually lost control and left the road, according to the news report. The suspect then drove the vehicle on power line easements and two tracks while attempting to elude from police.

The vehicle eventually became mechanically disabled from a broken tie rod and the driver then fled the scene on foot.

While officers were on foot searching the area for the suspect, they made contact with a vehicle attempting to leave a nearby campsite. The suspect was located inside the trunk of the car leaving the campsite.

The suspect was then arrested and taken into custody without any further incident.

The 21-year-old man is facing charges of third degree fleeing a police officer, driving on a suspended/revoked license, unlawful use of registration/title and third offense habitual offender.

Police said the suspect was currently out on parole when he was arrested.

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