Deputies: Stolen car leads to police chase, crash

OTTAWA COUNTY, MICH. - A driver is hospitalized and facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a car, then leading police on a chase before crashing the car in Ottawa County.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, the situation started when a car was stolen from the Grand Rapids area on Wednesday, May 31. The woman who owned the car, a Ford Focus, notified the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department that she found out her car was in the parking lot of a grocery store on Butternut Drive in Holland Township.

The owner of the car and her brother went to the parking lot and found the car and driver. At that point, the driver backed up into the woman's brother, injuring his hand, drove over a curb and quickly drove away.

Sheriff's deputies spotted the Ford Focus nearby and began to pursue the car. Around 4:30 p.m., after a short pursuit, the driver crashed at 48th Avenue and Bauer Road. The Sheriff's Department says the driver was injured and taken to Holland Hospital in stable condition.

The driver is expected to face multiple charges in the case -- their name will not be released until their arraignment.

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