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Police chase, crash started as domestic assault case

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A police chase that ended in a violent crash at the corner of Isabella and Bluegrass roads started as a domestic assault case, according to Mount Pleasant police.

Officers were dispatched to the Super 8, 2323 S. Mission St., at 9:54 p.m., said Officer Jeff Browne, MPPD’s public information officer. A witness at the motel told told police a 51-year-old West Branch woman was being assaulted by a 52-year-old West Branch man.

Police were informed that the couple, who were not married but were in a dating relationship, were planning to leave town in the man’s red pickup truck.

Officers stopped the vehicle at Target, 4097 E. Bluegrass Road. Once stopped, the woman ran out of the car toward police, prompting the man to speed off out of the parking lot onto Bluegrass Road. Browne said the car was driving at “varying speeds.”

At the end of the three-way intersection at the corner of Isabella and Bluegrass roads, the vehicle lost control as it turned, smashing into a parked car at a house located at the end of the street. The impact of the crash pushed the two vehicles into the house’s garage.

The suspect was treated by Mobile Medical Response and was transported to the hospital from the scene. No arrest was made due to the suspect’s injuries.

Browne said police could not release the man’s name until he was arraigned. A full press release will be released tomorrow.

Browne could not confirm reports of the truck stopping in the Red Lobster parking lot, 4062 E. Bluegrass Road, before speeding off down Bluegrass. However, Central Michigan Life can confirm Central Michigan University police were taking witness statements at the restaurant at around 11 p.m.

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