Drunk driver arrested after high-speed chase

GOBLES, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is facing multiple charges after officials said he was drinking and driving and led police on a high-speed chase.

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday on M-40.

According to a news release, a Van Buren County deputy attempted to stop the 34-year-old Allegan man for reckless driving, but he refused and led police on a pursuit.

The suspect went over a curb and into the parking lot of the Village Market. After finally coming to a rest, deputies ordered the man out of his truck and arrested him.

While investigating, deputies found open beer bottles and an empty bottle of whiskey.

The man is now facing super drunk charges and fleeing and eluding charges and is being lodged in the Van Buren County jail.

The man was driving on a suspended license after having three prior drunk driving arrests.

The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.

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