Parolee who led police on chase faces numerous charges.

June 24, 2020

Parolee who led police on chase faces numerous charges.


LUDINGTON — The 64-year-old Manistee man captured by Mason County sheriff’s deputies following a high-speed chase down Ludington Avenue early Tuesday morning, June 23, has been arraigned in 79th District Court on seven criminal charges and a fourth-offense habitual offender notice.


Chris Bernard Hansen, who was recently paroled for a second-degree murder conviction, rammed a vehicle in the Meijer parking lot several times before fleeing from police, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

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Hansen remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $50,000 cash/surety bond on the following charges:

• Three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a vehicle), which is a four-year felony. This is related to the three occupants in the vehicle he reportedly rammed in the Meijer parking lot.

• One count of fouth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer, which is a two-year felony.

• One misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

• One misdemeanor count of failure to stop at the scene of a traffic crash.

• One misdemeanor count of violation of restricted operator’s license.

• Fourth-offense habitual offender notice.

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