Saline police arrest one man after high speed chase through town
This story has been updated with information from a statement released by Saline police.
Saline police arrested one man Wednesday afternoon after a high-speed chase back and forth through the city on Michigan Avenue. At one point the man crashed his car into a police vehicle.
Detective Don Lupi said the chase ended without injuries about 2 p.m. Wednesday and with the driver of the vehicle in custody. Lupi said the man was travelling at a high rate of speed east on Michigan Avenue out of the city before turning around and heading back into Saline.
According to a police statement, a woman called police seeking help because she was having problems with her husband. Police went to a business near the woman's home to meet with the woman and, as they were speaking with her, the man arrived at the home in a vehicle and began yelling.
The man saw officers on the scene and began to drive away, according to the statement. One officer stayed at the scene to speak with the woman, while two other officers pursued the man.
The man drove east on Michigan Avenue, reaching a point about a half-mile east of Industrial Road, according to the statement. The man pulled onto the right shoulder and turned left, as if he was heading into a parking lot north of the road. Police followed him as he did a U-turn, eventually striking the police vehicle head on.
The officer driving the vehicle got out and the man subsequently drove around him, heading west down Michigan Avenue, according to the statement. He arrived back at the original location, circled around the business and drove into the parking lot, where officers were able to block him, police said.
The man was arrested and is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail. Read the full statement here.