High-speed chase ends in arrest

ISHPEMING — A nighttime high-speed chase has resulted in one man being arrested, Ishpeming police said.

According to an Ishpeming Police Department press release, at approximately 9:22 p.m. Monday, an IPD patrol car attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Kawasaki motorcycle near the intersection of Jasper Street and Summit Street within Ishpeming city limits.

The officer activated his emergency lights and siren as the motorcycle failed to stop and accelerated, fleeing.

A pursuit was initiated, which led officers through Negaunee to Marquette County Road 480, then to M-553.

The pursuit ended on M-94 near Engman Lake Road, in Skandia, when the operator of the motorcycle, a 23-year-old male from Champion, pulled over and stopped.

The subject was then taken into custody and transported to the Marquette County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges: four counts of fourth degree fleeing a police officer (each count is a felony carrying a possible two-year sentence); reckless driving (93-day misdemeanor); operating a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license (93-day misdemeanor); and operating a vehicle without security (insurance) (one-year misdemeanor).

IPD was assisted by the Negaunee Police Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, the Chocolay Township Police Department and the Forsyth Township Police Department.

No further information regarding this incident will be released. The name of the suspect will not be released prior to his arraignment.


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