Ludington man arrested after fleeing deputies, crashing into patrol vehicle.

April 18, 2022

Ludington man arrested after fleeing deputies, crashing into patrol vehicle.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 27-year-old Ludington man was arrested Saturday, April 16, on multiple charges related to fleeing a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, a deputy clocked a vehicle traveling 87 mph in a 40 mph zone eastbound on US 10 near Pere Marquette Highway at 10:14 p.m. Saturday. Cole said the vehicle fled and then cut into the West Coast Car Wash parking lot, 90 S. Pere Marquette Highway. 

“The suspect vehicle traveled through the parking lot of the car wash, around the building and back onto US-10 westbound,” Cole said. “The vehicle then attempted to elude deputies by cutting into the Comfort Inn parking lot, driving at high speed through the hotel parking lot, and behind the hotel.  

A second MCSO deputy arrived in the Comfort Inn park lot to assist and pulled around the east side of the building.  The suspect vehicle drove head-on into the second deputy causing a collision.  No injuries were reported in the crash.  The patrol car sustained moderate damage and the suspect vehicle considerable damage.

The suspect then exited his vehicle and fled on foot, eastbound from the crash and into the Big Boy parking lot.  

“Two deputies attempted to take the suspect into custody, however, he resisted, fighting through a taser deployment and causing minor injuries to both deputies,” Cole said.

During a blood draw at the hospital, he assaulted a third deputy who was attempting to assist a Spectrum Health lab tec during the blood draw.

The suspect was arrested on charges of flee & elude, assault and resisting arrest (five counts) and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  He is also wanted on warrants charging: Parole absconder (State of Michigan), domestic violence third offense (MCSO) and flee & elude (Ludington Police Department). 

He remains lodged in the Mason County Jail. Deputies were assisted by Ludington Police Department.

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