More chase details released


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – Authorities have released more information about the high-speed chase that resulted in a one-vehicle roll over accident in Iron Mountain on Monday morning.

Sgt. David Stuck of the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain post said that the driver of the suspect vehicle, who is a 15-year-old boy from Florence, Wis., and two troopers sustained minor injuries in the incident.

They were all transported by Integrated First Response EMS to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released, he said.

Sgt. Stuck said that since the driver is a juvenile, his name will not be released.

However, he is facing several felony charges.

Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards confirmed that she has charged the juvenile with one felony count of receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle, one felony count of assault with a dangerous weapon, and one felony count of fleeing and eluding a police officer-fourth degree.

If convicted on all counts, he could spend up to 11 years in prison.

Richards said that the juvenile’s initial court hearing was held Monday evening. He is being lodged at the Bay Pines Detention Center pending further court proceedings, she added.

The charges stem from a Monday morning incident.

Troopers from the Iron Mountain post were alerted to a chase in progress through Niagara, Wis. at about 8:40 a.m.

Sgt. Stuck said that the chase started in Niagara when the suspect vehicle failed to stop for Wisconsin authorities. The vehicle had been reported stolen, he said.

Police scanner traffic indicated that the chase proceeded from U.S. 141 in Niagara, across the bridge into Michigan, to the Breitung Cutoff Road, to Powder Lake Road, and then to U.S. 2.

Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department joined the pursuit on U.S. 2 through downtown Iron Mountain. Troopers then intercepted and were able to overtake the suspect vehicle in an effort to warn oncoming traffic.

According to Sgt. Stuck, the suspect vehicle rammed a state police squad car and lost control.

The suspect vehicle then crossed the centerline, left the roadway, and overturned on U.S. 2 near Moon Lake Road, he said.

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