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June 25, 2013

Suspect arrested following high-speed chase

By Sara Kandel
C & G Staff Writer

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A Detroit man is in Macomb County Jail on two felony charges following a high-speed car chase through Roseville and Warren early in the morning June 23.

DeJuan Robert Green, 19, is charged with two five-year felonies — one count of unlawful driving away of an automobile and one count of fleeing and eluding — after allegedly driving recklessly at high speeds in a stolen vehicle.

At approximately 5 a.m., Roseville police officer Thomas Pfeifer observed a black GMC Yukon speeding on westbound 12 Mile Road and continuing through the red left turn light onto southbound Groesbeck.

While running the plates on the vehicle, police discovered that the Yukon had been reported stolen from Roseville.

“Officer Pfeifer attempted to stop the suspect Yukon, and instead of stopping, the driver of the Yukon fled from the officer at a high rate of speed with the officer in pursuit,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.

The chase proceeded west onto Interstate 696 before Pfeifer lost contact with the vehicle as it exited at Van Dyke, where Warren Police were waiting not far up the road.

“Officers of the Warren Police Department, made aware of the incident, observed the suspect vehicle on the I-696 service drive at Ryan,” Berlin said. “The suspect again attempted to flee, but Warren officers were able to force the vehicle to a stop after deploying a set of stop sticks.”

After the stop sticks rendered the Yukon immobile, Green allegedly attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Warren officers, who turned him over to the Roseville Police Department for booking.

“The chase itself only lasted a few minutes,” Berlin said. “He went from 12 Mile and Groesbeck to I-696 and Van Dyke, then up the service drive to Ryan, but at 100 miles per hour, it doesn’t take that long to go that far.”

 “He went from a 90-day misdemeanor to a five-year felony, because of the speed and recklessness,” Berlin added, referring to the felony fleeing and eluding charge.

Green was arraigned in 39th District Court in Roseville June 24 and is being held in Macomb County Jail. Bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety.

Court records indicate that Green has requested an attorney, but at press time there was not yet one appointed to his case. The preliminary exam is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. July 3.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Sara Kandel at skandel@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1030.