Crime

Livestreamed drama: See driver ram Detroit police car on purpose


November 08, 2019, 7:28 AM


The early morning crash scene Friday on Detroit's east side. (Photo: WXYZ video)

A 23-year-old driver looking for trouble found it early Friday on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit as he livestreamed video while police chased him.

Two police officers were slightly injured in a crash that ended the wild pursuit, Jennifer Ann Wilson recounts on WXYZ (video below):

Around 2:27 a.m., the 23-year-old white male suspect posted to Facebook Live that he had just filled up his 2007 Ford F-150 pickup with gas and was headed to Detroit to see if he could make DPD officers chase him, according to police.

The suspect left a gas station in the area of East Jefferson and Eastlawn.

Macomb County depouties and Warren police initially gave chase, but lost the daredevil's red truck around East Seven Mile and Hoover.

Here's what happened after Detroit officers spotted him on eastbound Jefferson Avenue:

While still on Facebook Live, the suspect made an abrupt U-turn and drove directly toward the scout car head on, police say.

According to police, the scout car was struck by the Ford f-150 on their passenger side causing the airbag to fully deploy.

The unhurt driver awaits arraignment on charges of felonious assault of a police officer and reckless driving. Two officers in the struck patrol car were checked at a hospital after reporting knee pain. 

WXYZ's two-minute coverage has some of the live video:

 

 


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