Police chase in Allegan Co. leads to arrest

Allegan County
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HOPKINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver is in custody after a police chase that started in Allegan County and ended at the Calhoun County line.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched for a domestic assault in a car near 135th Avenue and 18th Street, about 4 miles west of Wayland.

Authorities said the suspect, who is described as a male, was holding a female hostage in a vehicle. The victim was able to dial 911 and share where she was.

Deputies tried to stop the suspect for speeding in Hopkins but he drove off, sparking a chase that continued south towards US-131. Deputies from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police used stop sticks to deflate the suspect’s tires.

The suspect’s vehicle finally came to a stop against the median cable barriers on I-94 near the Calhoun-Kalamazoo county line.

The driver was taken into custody on numerous charges and lodged at the Allegan County Jail. Authorities are withholding his name until he’s formally charged in the case.

The female victim was safely removed from the vehicle and taken home.

Anyone with any information in this case is asked to contact Allegan County Sheriff’s Office at 269.673.0500.

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