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Man arrested following chase, drugs believed to be factor

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WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)-- A man was arrested following a police chase in Wexford County.

It started Tuesday at the intersection of Haynes Street and North Mitchell Street.

According to the Michigan State Police, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for not stopping at a red traffic light. The vehicle refused to stop for the trooper and accelerated to avoid the trooper.

We're told the vehicle fled from the trooper for less than two miles. The trooper then stopped the chase in the interest of public safety.

State Police say a short time later, the suspect vehicle was located with the engine still running in a garage on Pine Street. The homeowner had no connection to the vehicle.

Troopers began an investigation using the vehicle's registration to identify the vehicle owner. Further investigation showed the driver was not the vehicle owner.

Troopers then found out the driver was hiding in a house on South Simons Street in Cadillac.

State Police say troopers and Cadillac City Police Officers found the suspect driver at the house and arrested him without incident.

The man was arrested and placed behind bars in the Wexford County Jail on charges of third degree fleeing and eluding, second offense driving on a suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle and operating a vehicle without insurance.

Troopers believe drugs are a factor in this incident.

Additional charges may be brought after laboratory results are finished.

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