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Possible drunken driver arrested after fleeing police

Becky Vargo • Jul 12, 2017 at 10:48 AM

SPRING LAKE TWP. — Police arrested an alleged drunken driver following a 7-mile chase after the suspect fled during an attempted stop Tuesday night.

A concerned citizen called 911 at about 10:45 p.m. to report a possible drunk driver in the car wash at the Admiral Station, 17035 Lloyd’s Bayou Drive, off M-104 in Spring Lake Township.

Deputies located the driver on Savidge St. (M-104) near Lake Street and attempted to make a stop, said Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle did not stop and continued down Lake to Leonard Street.

The suspect’s car eventually hit a tire deflation device at Leonard and 112th Avenue in Crockery Township, but continued on with both front tires flat, Wildfong said.

The driver finally pulled the vehicle into a yard near the intersection of Leonard and 108th Avenue. He was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and opposing, and felony drunken driving, Wildfong said.

The man was lodged in the Ottawa County Jail. His name was not released pending arraignment.

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