High Speed chase ends with arrest

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department assisted St. Joseph County law-enforcement officials with arresting a driver involved in a high-speed pursuit Thursday.

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies observed a vehicle at 10:50 p.m. driving 20 miles an hour over the speed limit near the intersection of M-60 and Youngs Prairie Road in Fabius Township.

The vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. Authorities said the fleeing vehicle was observed traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. With the help of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was disabled with the use of stop sticks.

The driver fled the vehicle and ran into a corn field, where he was later apprehended with the help of the Michigan State Police canine.

The driver, whose age and community of residence was not indicated in a department media release, was found to be operating while intoxicated, as well as driving on an Indiana identification card without operating privileges.

He was lodged at the St. Joseph County Jail for fleeing and eluding, operating while intoxicated and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.

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