Police chase into Highland Park nabs parole absconder

By Mike MartindaleThe Detroit News

Highland Park – — A parole absconder and another man wanted for multiple criminal warrants were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop, police chase and traffic accident.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Metro Post attempted to stop a 2004 Cadillac at Nine Mile and Central Street in Ferndale about 5:20 p.m. but the driver sped south on Woodwardnue, police said. The Cadillac allegedly failed to stop at a red light and was struck by a gray Ford Escape at the Davison Freeway intersection in Highland Park. The Escape driver, a 23-year-old Detroit woman, was not injured.

The Cadillac driver, later identified as a 44-year-old parole absconder from Detroit, continued after the accident and crashed the vehicle behind a business, where he was taken into custody. He had convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon and other crimes.

A passenger in the Cadillac attempted to flee on foot but was chased down at nearby 62 Waverly, state police said. The passenger was identified as a 45-year-old Detroit man with multiple misdemeanor warrants from various police agencies.

Both men complained of injuries and were treated at a local hospital.

Troopers continued to investigate the incident. There were no injuries to the public or troopers.