Michigan State Police are investigating the pursuit, crash and kidnapping in Lansing
LANSING, me. (WLNS) – A man is in custody after police chase and a crash Wednesday night.
According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), the soldiers originally stopped traffic for violating the vehicle code. Upon further review, they found that the 37-year-old driver did not have a driver’s license and was on probation, and the 36-year-old had an arrest warrant against her.
The soldiers then tried to blame the vehicle, but the driver fled the scene and almost met another officer who had just arrived.
Michigan State Police began pursuing the suspect, and during the pursuit they learned that the passenger had been abducted.
During the chase, both drugs and a pistol were thrown from the car and recovered by officers.
While driving north on Waverly Road, the driver attempted to move between two vehicles stopped at the Jolly Road traffic lights, causing the car to hit three stopped vehicles. The driver then lost control and hit a tree.
The driver got out of the car and tried to exit the area on foot, but was quickly taken into custody. The passenger was treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Both were taken to the hospital. A driver of another car was also rushed to hospital with minor injuries.
After leaving the hospital, the suspect and the driver of the vehicle were taken to Ingham County Jail, where he could be charged.