PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A Holland man, on parole for a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, was caught driving nearly 100 mph with a 15-year-old girl passenger who had run away from home.
Around 7:30 p.m. May 24, Van Buren County sheriff's deputies tried to pull over a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette traveling 97 mph in a 55-mph zone on 23 1/2 Street near Fifth Avenue in Pine Grove Township.
After a five-mile pursuit, deputies caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the van, a 46-year-old Holland man, told deputies he was speeding because he needed to get home to Holland quickly before he would be in violation of his parole and curfew hours.
Deputies determined the teenage passenger had run away from her own home and was reported missing for nine days, according to an updated news release. It was originally reported she had been missing for nearly two weeks from the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center.
The driver and passenger did not tell police details about how they know each other.
The driver was arrested for reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and a parole violation. The teen was transported to the Detention Center.
Van Buren County sheriff's deputies are requesting further charges on the driver for violation of his convicted sex offender restrictions because he was with a 15-year-old girl.
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