Police: Detroit man with 8 warrants fled stop at 85 mph

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police have arrested a Detroit man they say sped 60 mph above the posted limit to flee a traffic stop — all without a seat belt or valid driver’s license but eight outstanding arrest warrants.

Metro Post troopers were patrolling on the city’s west side around 8:20 p.m. Monday when they spotted the resident not buckled up while driving a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan east from the intersection of Joy and Hubbell, State Police said.

When the troopers turned around to stop him, the motorist “was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles on the right continuing east on Joy,” MSP said in a statement.

The Caravan kept racing about a half mile, turned north on Littlefield and was “detected on radar traveling at 85 mph in a 25 mph zone with all of its lights out,” State Police said.

The getaway continued another mile, but when the minivan turned east onto Plymouth Road, “it began to overheat and the driver was forced to stop,” MSP said.

The 25-year-old driver was taken into custody without incident. His passenger was released on the scene.

Further investigation revealed the driver had eight previous arrest warrants as well as a suspended license. He was processed and lodged at the Detroit Detention Center.