Man sent to hospital after deputy chase in Hudsonville

Ottawa County
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HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says it was involved in a short deputy chase after a traffic stop that resulted in a car crashing into a water-filled drainage ditch early Sunday morning.

At around 3:15 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle in the area of 36th Avenue and Chicago Drive in Hudsonville. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle sped away and led the deputy on a chase.

The chase lasted three minutes and ended with the vehicle crashing into a drainage ditch at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Barry Street.

The driver left the scene while the passenger was pinned in the vehicle and needed to be taken out by firefighters who responded to the crash. He was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

The driver of the suspect vehicle has not been found by authorities and the investigation into his whereabouts continues.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

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