Theft Of Semi-Truck Leads Police On Low-Speed Chase

DETROIT (WWJ) – A man is in custody after stealing a semi-truck and leading Michigan State Police on a pursuit.

Police were called by the owner of the semi-truck who said he had just witnessed the man steal his rig and was following it near I-94 and Lonyo on Detroit’s west side.

When troopers tried to stop the driver, a low-speed chase ensued — with maximum speeds only reaching about 50 miles-per-hour.

Michigan State Police First Lieutenant Michael Shaw says the driver eventually fled on foot — jumping over several fences — after reaching a dead end street in a subdivision. He was taken to the hospital for a head injury, but is expected to be okay.

Charges are expected.

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