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Michigan State Police: Man runs across WB I-94 freeway in Detroit trying to evade arrest

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 11:47:29-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A man ran across a freeway in Detroit trying to evade arrest, according to a series of tweets from Michigan State Police.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, troopers were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-94 west of Van Dyke. While heading to the crash, troopers saw a car on the shoulder passing stopped traffic at a high rate of speed.

Troopers got behind the vehicle and the suspect vehicle continued to drive on the shoulder, police say. Once the suspect vehicle eventually stopped, troopers made contact with the diver. They also observed open alcohol in the vehicle.

The driver was ordered to exit the vehicle. When troopers attempted to place him under arrest, the driver broke away from the trooper and ran across the freeway through stopped traffic. Troopers tackled the suspect and arrested him.

Police say the suspect was not injured, but the arresting trooper's ankle was severely sprained or broken during the arrest. He was taken to a local hospital. Police say he will require surgery and be out of work for a short time while he recovers.