By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — When a police officer saw a vehicle on Biddle Avenue, near St. John Street, without headlights on, and without a license plate, driving 60 mph north on Biddle at 4 a.m. June 30, they attempted a traffic stop, but were ignored.
The driver accelerated to 100 mph in an attempt to escape, and the pursuit continued north on Biddle Avenue, which becomes Jefferson Avenue in Ecorse, to the Rouge River Bridge in River Rouge, where the driver smashed through the crossing gates as they were being lowered.
As the chase continued, the driver entered a parking garage, where officers were able to corner and arrest him.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said the suspect was defiant and expressed negative views about police officers.
“He promised the officers that, when released from jail, he would continue his disobedience when confronted by the police, and would never stop or comply with law enforcement,” Hamilton said.