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Police: Man arrested after fleeing in stolen car

Nicquel Terry
The Detroit News

A 25-year-old Detroit man was arrested early Thursday for allegedly fleeing and eluding police in a stolen vehicle, according to Michigan State Police.

Authorities say around 2:25 a.m. they observed a man traveling in an Oldsmobile Intrigue on Interstate 94 near Gratiot in Detroit and determined that the vehicle was stolen during an armed robbery.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver continued driving for about 7 miles on the freeway, surface streets and residential areas.

The driver disregarded several traffic control devices and struck the officers’ patrol vehicle at one point, according to police. Police say the driver eventually crashed into the median at Livernois and Webb and the vehicle became disabled.

Still resisting the arrest, police say the driver pushed his foot down on the gas pedal. Officers tazed the man, removed him from the vehicle and transported him to the Detroit Detention Center.

nterry@detroitnews.com

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