PENTWATER, Mich. (WZZM)-The Pentwater Police Chief is crediting security improvements to Pentwater Public Schools for stopping a suspicious woman who fought with police.
Police say the 62-year-old woman tried to enter Pentwater High School shortly before noon Thursday. The woman told school officials she was working with law enforcement and needed to use the bathrooms and inspect the cafeteria. After questioning the woman, administrators refused to allow the woman in and put the school on lockdown as the woman left.
When the school liaison officer tried to catch up with the woman, she refused to stop, leading the officer around the village. Police finally pulled over the driver in the 200 block of South Hancock Street, but the woman refused to leave her car as directed. Police say the woman then backed into a patrol car, jumped the curb and began driving down the sidewalk.
The driver eventually ran into construction on the State Street Bridge and turned around, ramming a Pentwater police car blocking her path.
Officers arrested the woman after a brief struggle. She was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychological evaluation and was later involuntarily committed to a psychiatric treatment center.
The case will be sent to the prosecutor's office to determine what charges the woman will face.
No officers were injured during the incident.