A Cheboygan County Sheriff deputy and two teenagers have been released from the hospital after a patrol car was rammed into oncoming traffic.
The deputy was responding to a report of a 35-year-old man who was suicidal on Black Lake Road Sunday afternoon. According to the Sheriff's Department, the man had become violent with his parents and, according to the 911 caller, wanted the police to kill him. While en-route, deputies were advised that the subject was leaving in a car and had weapons including a machete and other knifes.
When the deputy arrived on the scene, the suspect rammed the pick up truck into the patrol car at a high rate of speed.
"The subject saw the patrol car, he then made the decision to ram the patrol car and doing so it drove the patrol car back out onto Black River Rd.," Sheriff Dale Clarmont said.
The force of the crash pushed the patrol car into the street. An oncoming car carrying four people, including the two teens, hit the patrol car with the deputy inside.
The deputy was able to get out of his car and was confronted by the suspect who was yelling at the deputy in an aggressive manner and demanded that the deputy kill him.
"He noticed that he did not have any weapon in his hands and made the decision to transition from lethal force to non-lethal force and employ the taser," Clarmont said.
The suspect was taken to jail. Multiple felony charges are expected.