Car chase ends with teen driving into Clinton River

By: Thomas Franz | C&G Newspapers | Published June 30, 2015


CLINTON TOWNSHIP— A 16-year old Macomb Township male was arrested by Macomb County sheriff's deputies after a car chase that ended in the Clinton River.

The sheriff’s office is reporting that at approximately 5:23 a.m. on June 25, a deputy witnessed a vehicle traveling up Joy Boulevard in Clinton Township swerve off the road and nearly strike a pedestrian on the road’s shoulder.

The report states that the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, but a pursuit ensued as the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed while striking mailboxes and driving across lawns of businesses.

The chase concluded when the teen drove down Judge Street and into the Clinton River. He abandoned his car and swam across the river to hide, but he was found by deputies, who used a conducted electrical weapon to get him in custody.

The teen, who will be prosecuted in the Macomb County Juvenile Court, is facing five charges related to the incident. The charges are larceny in a building, possession of marijuana, felonious assault, unlawfully driving away an auto, and fleeing, eluding, resisting and obstructing arrest.