2 in Allegan County chase arrested

LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Two people have been arrested after leading an Allegan County sheriff’s deputy on a chase before crashing into a ditch.

It happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday on 60th Street near 138th Avenue in Laketown Township, northeast of Saugatuck.

A deputy using a radar gun spotted a driver speeding on southbound 60th Street and tried to pull the driver over, who instead sped up to lose the deputy, according to a release from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver tried to turn west onto 138th Avenue, but lost control due to excessive speed, and crashed into a ditch, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, a 39-year-old from the Holland area, and a passenger, also 39 and from the Holland area, both tried to run from the crashed vehicle, but the deputy was able to arrest both of them, according to the release.

The deputy said he saw the driver throwing items out of the vehicle as he got out after the crash, and other items were taken from the driver and the passenger’s possession after they were arrested.

The driver, whose name is being held pending arraignment, is facing charges of operating while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding, possession of meth components and driving on an expired license, the sheriff’s office said. The passenger is also facing a marijuana possession charge.

Both suspects may be arraigned in Allegan County District Court on Wednesday.

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