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Macomb Sheriff deputy injured during chase

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

A Macomb County Sheriff's deputy is injured after his vehicle collided with another vehicle while he was in pursuit of a suspect Saturday morning. 

While on patrol on Hall Road at 8:45 a.m., the deputy observed a suspicious red 1995 Chevy Suburban with a Texas license plate towing a U-Haul trailer with a Utah plate. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop for a violation and the driver did not stop. 

The 31-year-old male driver, who was alone in the vehicle, drove through the median from eastbound Hall Road to westbound Hall and started swerving through traffic, police said in a press release. 

A responding Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a crash on Gratiot at Wellington Crescent in Clinton Township when his vehicle collided with another during the chase. Occupants in that other vehicle were not injured and the 16-year-veteran deputy was transported to the hospital where he received treatment. 

As he led police on the chase, the suspects' vehicle sideswiped another car and caused the trailer to break free and was left on the road. The driver continued to flee to westbound Interstate 94 and through Mount Clemens, Macomb Township, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights and Warren, police said in the release. 

Police ended the pursuit on westbound 16 Mile near Moravian. He was eventually caught after a brief foot chase by Warren police. The suspect is in custody at the Warren Police Department pending formal charges. He's expected to be charged Sunday or Monday. 

The crash investigation is being conducted by the Michigan State Police.