Two arrested after police pursuit, crash in Battle Creek

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Two people were arrested after a police pursuit and crash Saturday afternoon.

Michigan State Police said they attempted to stop a vehicle at 1:41 p.m. near I-94 and 11-Mile Road for a seat belt infraction, but the driver fled.

Troopers said they believed the man had several felony warrants and had fled from deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff Department several times in the last couple of weeks.

Troopers said the pursuit began westbound on I-94. The driver left the interstate at Beadle Lake Road and attempted to evade the troopers by driving through several side streets.

The driver eventually went north on Main Street and then east on Columbia Avenue before turning onto Cliff Street near the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety headquarters.

Troopers said the driver lost control after hitting a curb and the vehicle collided with a eastbound car and rolled over.

Several members of a family in the other car were not injured.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, punched out a window and fled on foot, dodging traffic as he ran eastbound across Raymond Road and a field. Troopers said his foot was run over by a car as he fled and troopers caught him near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Raymond Road.

Both he and his female passenger were taken to Bronson Battle Creek by LifeCare Ambulance.

One trooper also was treated for a hand injury he sustained during the foot chase.

Troopers said both the man and woman will face several charges in addition to existing warrants.

State Police were assisted by officers from the Battle Creek Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff Department and the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety.

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Contact Trace Christenson at 269-966-0685 or Follow him on Twitter: @TSChristenson

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