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Hit and run suspect leads police on chase in Michigan before flipping his car

Posted at 10:33 PM, May 31, 2018

Brighton police have a suspect in custody in connection with a felony hit-and-run on Wednesday.

The suspect was taken into custody after crashing during a police chase.

Around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer was patrolling near Brighton Mall and spotted a Chevrolet Tahoe that was wanted in connection with a hit and run accident. 

Officers attempted to stop the suspect, but the driver kept going until he was slowed by traffic.

The driver then flipped the officer off and fled east on Interstate 96.

Police gave chase and the suspect crashed near eastbound I-96 and Haggerty Road.

The suspect was taken to Botsford Hospital.

Police say heroin and and other drugs are suspected in the incident.