Turtle saved after high speed chase in which two home invasion suspects were arrested

BRIGHTON, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two brothers, ages 18 and 21, from Detroit could be arraigned as soon as Thursday for a wild high speed police chase on I-96.

Dash camera video recorded by Livingston County Sheriff's Office deputies shows them race at 120 miles per hour with police in pursuit.

The chase started Tuesday in Williamston in Ingham County, and ended in Brighton in Livingston County after Michigan State Police Troopers used stop strips to deflate the car's tire.

Investigators say the two men arrested are suspects in a Southgate robbery.

During the terrifying crime in May, a 92-year-old woman was tied up as her belongings were taken. The car used in the chase belonged to her.

On a side note, Livingston County Sheriff's deputies say the chase may have saved a turtle.

After arresting the two men a deputy saw an injured turtle on the side of the expressway. The deputy then took the snapper turtle to the Howell Conference and Nature Center where he is being treated.

If all goes as planned, the turtle should be well enough to be released back into the wild in about four weeks.

"It's heartwarming, that this would happen," said Maxine Biwer, Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor at the Center. "That after a huge event someone would take time to pick up an injured turtle."

You can learn more about the Howell Conference and Nature Center at http://howellnaturecenter.org/ .

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