Driver, passenger arrested after high-speed chase

THREE RIVERS, Mich. (WOOD) – A driver and passenger were arrested Wednesday after leading police on a high-speed chase, the Three Rivers Police Department said.

It started around 3 p.m. when police spotted a suspect driving who they knew to have an invalid license, according to a release from the Three Rivers Police Department.

When the Three Rivers officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect tried to escape by driving through a field, police said.

As the chase continued, the suspect entered onto US-131 where speeds reached over 100 mph, according to the release.

Police say the vehicle was brought to a stop after being pitted by a Michigan State Police cruiser at S. Fisher Lake Road and Carpenter Road in Three Rivers.

The suspect, a 25-year-old from Three Rivers, was arrested for fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, driving with a suspended license and also on a warrant for a parole violation, police said.

The passenger, a 23-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was also arrested on a parole violation.

Both were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

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