PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) - A man led troopers on a high-speed chase along I-94 near Kalamazoo before crashing Friday afternoon, Michigan State Police say.
Around 4:15 p.m., dispatchers in both Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties began to receive calls about a man driving recklessly, MSP said. The car, callers said, was headed west on I-94 at over 100 mph. The driver was passing other vehicles on the shoulder.
An MSP trooper soon found the vehicle near mile marker 83 in Comstock Township when it passed the trooper's cruiser, which was in the right lane, on the shoulder and nearly hit the guard rail.
The trooper turned on his lights and siren, but the car didn't stop. It continued to speed along, driving erratically and passing on the shoulder.
Eventually, the suspect tried to cross two lanes of traffic on I-94 near Lovers Lane in Portage. The car clipped the back of another vehicle, causing it to crash into a ditch. The suspect driver was then arrested.
The 27-year-old woman and her two 6-year-old sons who in the vehicle that was clipped were not hurt.
The suspect was also not hurt in the crash.
Police say drug use was likely a factor. The 28-year-old Redford Township man is being held on charges of operating while intoxicated and fleeing and eluding police.
Anyone who witnessed the suspect's vehicle is asked to call MSP Trooper Brandon Davis at the Paw Paw Post at 269.657.5551.
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