Ferndale — A 43-year-old Sterling Heights man is charged with fleeing a traffic stop and driving through a cemetery, knocking over headstones and tearing up flowers.
Ferndale police say Michael Wasikowski was pulled over Sunday because of an outstanding warrant.
Detective John Thull tells the Daily Tribune Wasikowski pulled into the cemetery driveway, and the officer got out of his patrol car.
Police say the man then put the car in gear and took off. In addition to damaging headstones, Thull says Wasikowski “almost hit a 75-year-old pedestrian at the cemetery, and she had to jump out of his way to avoid being struck.”
Wasikowski is jailed on a $150,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer.
He’s scheduled for a pre-exam conference Thursday.