Driver flees after assaulting Southfield cops with vehicle, police say

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Southfield — Police say a traffic stop in Southfield Wednesday turned into a vehicular assault on the officers and a police chase.

A companion of the driver was arrested, and two guns were seized from the vehicle, police said.

At about 9:50 a.m. a Southfield officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Nine Mile and Providence, said Deputy Chief Nick Loussia of the Southfield Police Department.

While officers were outside their vehicle preparing to approach the driver, he drove toward the officers before heading west on Nine Mile and south on Southfield Road, toward Detroit.

The vehicle came to a stop in the area of Lyndon and Penrod, about 5.5 miles south of the traffic stop, north of Schoolcraft and west of the Southfield Freeway. 

The driver, police say, fled on foot, leaving behind a woman who was arrested.

The man who fled hasn't been located, but police continue their search.