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Deputies Arrest A Man Following A Pursuit
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 10:28am
Mottville Township; St. Joseph County, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(MOTTVILLE TOWNSHIP) – An incident that started in Mottville Township ended in White Pigeon early Saturday morning.

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk says his deputies were called at 2:24 AM to the 11,000 block of U.S. 12 in Mottville Township for a disorderly subject. Deputies arrived and the suspect got into a vehicle and drove through a fence to get on the road.

The man, a 43 year old White Pigeon resident, refused to stop for emergency vehicles. Police put down stop sticks, striking both passenger tires on the auto.

The pursuit came to an end a short time later in White Pigeon. The man got out of the vehicle and refused verbal commands by deputies. He was tased and taken into custody.

He is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on felony charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting and obstructing along with misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

The White Pigeon Police Department assisted in the pursuit.

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