Teen nearly hits deputy with car, then flees

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:29 PM

The deputy was nearly struck at the intersection of 84th Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale Township shortly before 3 a.m. Friday.

The teen drove away from the scene, but later lost control of his car and crashed it into a ditch off 84th Avenue near Fillmore Street. He fled on foot through a cornfield, but deputies caught up to him and used a Taser gun to subdue him.

The injured 17-year-old was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he was listed in serious condition later Friday, said Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

The teen's name was not released pending charges. Alcohol and drug use is unknown at this time, Wildfong said.


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