High speed chase in Mt. Pleasant ends in crash
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:47:05 GMT —
Police in Mount Pleasant were lead on a high speed chase that ended in a crash at a home.
The Mt. Pleasant City Police responded to a call on Saturday night about a woman being dragged by the hair at the Super 8 Motel on S. Mission Street near West Campus Drive.
Just before the police arrived, they were advised by central dispatch that the suspect and the victim were seen leaving the parking lot of the motel.
An officer spotted the vehicle leaving, and attempted a traffic stop at a nearby Target store. A 50-year-old woman ran out of the vehicle and back to the officer, asking for help.
Then the suspect, a 51-year-old man from West Branch, drove off in the vehicle at a high-rate of speed, according to police. The vehicle was traveling at speeds up to 75 mph eastbound on Bluegrass Road.
The suspect lost control of the vehicle at Blue Grass and Isabella Roads, less than a mile away from the original traffic stop.
When the suspect lost control of the vehicle, it crashed into another vehicle at a residence. Both vehicles ended up hitting the side of a garage at that residence.
The suspect was injured, treated at the scene by MMR and taken to a local hospital.
Alcohol is believed to a factor in the crash, according to police.
The victim did receive injuries and was treated and released. The victim and the suspect were dating.
The suspect is not currently in police custody due to his injuries. Police are seeking a warrant for his arrest.