Vehicle travels more than 100 mph in Mount Pleasant police chase; two arrested

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Gonzalo Alaniz.

Two men were arrested Feb. 28 in Mount Pleasant after a police chase where the suspects' vehicle traveled more than 100 mph.

The chase began just before 1 a.m. when a Mount Pleasant police officer on patrol at the intersection of Broomfield and Mission Street saw a vehicle carry out a traffic violation, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

The driver, 23-year-old Gonzalo Alaniz, sped up the vehicle quickly eastbound on Broomfield Street. The officer attempted to catch up with the vehicle and activated their lights.

Alaniz approached the intersection of Broomfield and Isabella Road, ignoring the flashing lights. Turning to head northbound, Alaniz again accelerated his vehicle quickly — reaching speeds more than 100 mph while traveling on Isabella Road. 

Alaniz stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Isabella Road and High Street, where he was taken into custody without incident.

The passenger of the vehicle was a 19-year-old man who was arrested for open container and cited for minor in possession. 

Alaniz was placed at the Isabella County Jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended and reckless driving.