Man Chased By Police Across 2 Counties Dies in Custody
A man running from the law in hot pursuit by the police across to Michigan counties dies while in police custody.
According to WOOD, police began chasing the man on Sunday close to 4:30 p.m. in Emmett Township. Officers we called to E. Michigan Avenue at Raymond road for a call regarding a man being slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. Emergency responders suspected the man of being on drugs.
The man then took off when the cop arrived and hit an EMT in the process. No word if the EMT was injured.
The driver then ran from police through Battle Creek all the way to Barry County. The man finally stopped on M-37 near Lawrence Road in Baltimore Township. The driver was then arrested without incident.
Then the man suddenly began to be having problems physically so police called an ambulance. The man had a heart attack while in the ambulance and was given CPR but didn't make it.
Police did say the found meth in the vehicle. There will be an autopsy to determine the official cause of death but right now authorities believe drugs were the cause.
The 45-year-old man's name has not been released but he is from Kalamazoo.