2018-03-11 / Police Beat

Woman leads deputies on I-69 chase

BY PHIL FOLEY
810-452-2616 • pfoley @mihomepaper.com

IMLAY CITY — A 21-year-old Lapeer woman reportedly led Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept deputies on a chase that hit speeds as high as 90 mph on snow-slicked I-69 early Friday morning before stopping near Lapeer and fighting with deputies before being subdued and arrested.

Lapeer County Undersheriff Jeremy Howe said deputies had to use a Taser to subdue Chloe Crow, 21, after she first tried to run from the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta she’d been driving and then turned to confront deputies.

Howe said Deputy Dave Barrett was inside the Speedway gas station on M-53 at Newark Road in Imlay City at 12:47 a.m. when he spotted Crow.

Barrett reported when Crow spotted him she immediately went to the bathroom. When she left the gas station, Barrett ran a LEIN check and found her license was suspended and she was being sought on warrant charging her with probation violation on an earlier conviction for shoplifting.

Barrett stopped Crow’s Volkswagen on the westbound ramp to I-69 from M-53. He reported Crow refused to give him any information and began to argue with him about her warrant. Barrett reported when he attempted to open the car door Crow sped off westbound on I-69.

Barrett followed but eventually backed off due to the poor road conditions. Deputy Adam Moran reported Crow was traveling between 80 and 90 mph when he took up pursuit on westbound I-69 at Wilder Road.

Deputy Eric Kayak set out stop sticks on I-69 near Morris Road and waited. He reported the stop sticks took out both passenger side tires on Crow’s Volkswagen and her speed immediately dropped to 35-40 mph.

Howe said deputies were then able to get Crow’s car to the side of the expressway. Howe said she first tried to run away and then turned and began punching and kicking at deputies.

He said they tased the woman and then took her to McLaren Lapeer Region for a medical check before taking her to the Lapeer County Jail.

At press time Crow had not been arraigned on the charges stemming from the chase.

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