Monroe Township, Mi – An Ohio man faces criminal charges after he was involved in several motor vehicle incidents in Monroe Township on Thursday, March 1.…
Monroe Township, Mi – An Ohio man faces criminal charges after he was involved in several motor vehicle incidents in Monroe Township on Thursday, March 1.
The 31-year-old man, who name has not yet been released, was reportedly involved in multiple crashes, attempted to steal a pick-up truck and drove his vehicle at a pedestrian Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police.
Troopers were dispatched about 3 p.m. Thursday to a report of a hit-and-run traffic crash on South Dixie Highway near Kay Drive in Monroe Township, police said.
Upon arrival, witnesses alerted troopers to search for the suspect vehicle, which was eventually stopped by officers and arrested on South Dixie Highway near Brookshire Drive.
Troopers also discovered that the suspect attempted to steal a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck that was left parked and running in the parking lot of the KFC restaurant on South Dixie Highway near Dunbar Road, police said.
The suspect reportedly opened the door, sat in the vehicle and attempted to place the vehicle in drive when the engine quit due to the remote start safety feature. The vehicle’s owner was able to yell at the suspect, who then fled the scene.
This same suspect was also involved in another incident on Kay Drive in Monroe Township, where he drove his vehicle over several lawns and nearly struck a local resident who was cleaning the snow in front of his home, police said.
The suspect faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted unlawful driving away for a vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs.
Upon further investigation, troopers determined that the suspect driver was under the influence of drugs and was involved in several traffic crashes that were investigated by the Michigan State Police and Monroe Police Department.