萝莉少女

3 arrested after Monroe Co. police chase

Portrait of Charles E. Ramirez Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit 萝莉少女

Three people were arrested Sunday after a car chase in Monroe County, officials said.

The Sheriff's Office reported the chase began after a deputy responded to reports of a reckless driver at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday on North Dixie Highway near Interstate 75 in Frenchtown Township.

Dispatchers received calls about a dark Jeep Cherokee driving erratically and into oncoming traffic, sheriff's officials said in a release.

Deputies located the Jeep stopped on North Dixie Highway west of I-75, according to the statement.

Police said they spoke to the driver, a 21-year-old Newport man, and learned he did not have a license. They said he also exhibited signs of intoxication.

Deputies instructed the driver to exit the vehicle but he refused and drove away south on the highway. Officials said they gave chase and the suspect drove recklessly, swerving multiple times into oncoming lanes.

As they traveled west on Noble Avenue and north on North Monroe Street, the suspect driver opened the front driver-side door and made numerous gestures to the deputies pursuing him, authorities said.

They said the Jeep continued onto northbound Telegraph until one of the vehicle鈥檚 wheels became disabled at the Kimberly Estates Mobile Home Park's entrance.

Police said the suspect exited the Jeep and ran but was quickly arrested. He resisted arrest and assaulted officers but was eventually subdued, authorities reported.

During the car chase, a maroon Jeep Cherokee drove in between deputies and the suspect's vehicle, they said.

After the pursuit ended and the SUV's driver ran away, two people in the maroon Jeep exited their vehicle and interfered with deputies as they arrested the first suspect, investigators said.

Deputies arrested the two people, identified as a 24-year-old Newport woman and a 54-year-old Detroit man.

Officials said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and ask anyone with information about it to call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at (734) 240-7758.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

@CharlesERamirez