Suspect attempts to outrun police with headlights shut off

April 29, 2024

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RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Manistee man was arrested for fleeing and eluding after he attempted to outrun a Mason County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop for speeding on Scottville Road near Meisenheimer Road Friday, April 26, shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“During the attempt to elude, the suspect reportedly shut off his headlights; fled westbound on Meisenheimer to Hogenson; and eventually stopped in a driveway,” said Sheriff Cole. He was clocked on radar going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Other recent police activity in Mason County includes:

Tuesday, April 23, 2024:

  • 11:40 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 46-year-old Ludington man was arrested for drunk and disorderly and probation violation, McDonald’s restaurant, Us 10, Pere Marquette Township.

Friday, April 26, 2024:

  • 3:25 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), alarm activation, Branch Township.
  • 8:06 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Free Soil Road west of Schoenherr Road, Free Soil Township.
  • 10:49 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 40-year-old Ludington man was taken into custody at the Mason County Jail on a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of ammunition by a felon, maintaining a drug house and a fourth-offense habitual offender notice. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Saturday, April 27, 2024:

  • 9:48 a.m., (LPD), a 29-year-old Ludington man was arrested at Corwell Health Ludington Hospital on charges of assault and assaulting a police officer. He was lodged in the Mason County jail.
  • 12:53 p.m., (MCSO), on-vehicle crash, no injury, Quarterline Road south of Hoague Road, Grant Township. A vehicle struck a downed tree that was in the roadway.
  • 3 p.m., (MCSO), retail fraud, Walmart, West US 10, Pere Marquette Township. A warrant is being sought for a 20-year-old Idlewild man.
  • 3:20 p.m., (LPD), a 50-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop near the intersection of Ludington Avenue and Madison Street, City of Ludington. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.
  • 10:51 p.m., (LPD), a 51-year-old Ludington man was arrested for public intoxication following an incident near Ludington Avenue and Harrison Street, City of Ludington. He lodged in the Mason County Jail.


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