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Posted on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 3:02 p.m.

Multi-county high-speed chase ends with Chelsea suspect hospitalized, facing charges

By Staff

A police chase of a man in a stolen car Friday afternoon ended with the suspect, identified as a 34-year-old Chelsea resident, hospitalized in Toledo, MLive reports.

The man, whose name is not being released, has since left the hospital and is being lodged in the Jackson County Jail, according to the latest update from the Jackson Citizen Patriot. Charges are likely to be sorted out on Monday.

The chase started in Jackson County and came through Washtenaw County before finally ending with a crash near the Ohio border.

MLive also has more details on circumstances that led to the chase. Read the full report here.

ClickOnDetroit, the website of WDIV-TV, has some video from the crash scene, but be aware the TV reporter erroneously assumes the suspect has died. See the video here.



Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 7:22 p.m.

Well, where do I start? I was almost a victim involved in this car chase. One of Washtenaw County's Sheriff SUV was speeding with only his lights on and no siren and almost T-boned me at a very busy intersection and he never stopped to see if any pedestrians were ok or if I was. Needless to say the eggs and several Christmas packages I had in my back seat are broken along with the cake that I just picked up and so far no one is able to give me a name of whom that Officer might be so that I can make a formal complaint.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 9 p.m.

Why is the suspects name being withheld?


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 7:55 a.m.

You gotta wonder what's in some people's heads. I've seen and even been a part of such chases (when called upon once by police trying to catch up to the speeder who was threatening public safety). You NEVER escape pursuit by police vehicles unless you're very, very lucky. Not to mention: at "typical speeds" of such chases, the result can include hitting other vehicles, losing control at high speed or hitting pedestrians, cyclists, etc. Any 34 year-old who doesn't already know and heed these facts is dangerous and should be dealt with as harshly as possible.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 1:57 a.m.

this is just very well could have been tragic.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 10:43 p.m.

I hope they captured it all on video, I want to see it!


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 6:36 p.m.

@ Chris. I have to disagree with you. My Cousin Luke and Cousin Bo have always been able to cross county (not to mention state) lines to escape from police pursuit. If it wasn't for our Uncle Jesse, all of us would have never known that.

Ann English

Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 11:40 p.m.

Your cousins have managed to escape the attention of "America's Most Wanted". That show broadcast M. Christian Longo's photos and crimes, prompting a woman from Montreal vacationing in Cancun, Mexico to report seeing him right there in Cancun, too. He was caught and extradited to Texas to face his crimes.


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 2:46 p.m.

Bogie thanks for the laughter this morning. Just ask Roscoe Peco-Train and his underling Enos if they ever pursued a car chase out of their jurisidiction.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 8:57 p.m.

Actually, it is called the Hot Pursuit Doctrine and it allows Law Enforcement to cross state borders to pursue fleeing criminals.

Chris 8 - YPSI PRIDE

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 6:21 p.m.

Just some information for anyone that assumes a police chase stops at a State Line. It's simply not true. The MSP would have continued on and notified Ohio what was going on. If the chase happened to come to a stop over the State Line, Ohio would probably hold the suspect until an extradition hearing at most. That would keep it on the legal up and up. Fleeing for the state line is a fantasy getaway for anyone who watches to many Old West Movies. The Jurisdiction might end there but the long arm of the law will still reach out and grab ya !


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 6:14 a.m.

In fact crossing state lines could get you a handful of other charges.

Ann English

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 11:50 p.m.

I first heard the term "extradition" used regarding criminals fleeing not just states, but the U.S.A. itself, or other countries. The long arm of the law reaches around the world. M.C. Longo was extradited back to the U.S. from Cancun, Mexico, for example.

Chris Goosman

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 6:32 p.m.

As Kenny Price sang: "Now you might outrun my old Chevrolet but you can't outrun my own two way. " (as in radio)