Dairy truck driver inadvertantly stops high speed police chase

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 22:38:57-05

A dairy truck driver was trying to deliver food to area businesses when he found himself positioned to stop a high speed police chase.

It all started when Michigan State Police tried to pull over the driver of a black Toyota Camry for speeding on Northbound I-75 in Detroit. That driver tried to get away, exited at Livernois, then slammed into a truck stopped at a light.

“I felt something hit me in the back,” said Thomas Story, the driver of the stem-truck. "I saw the car in my rearview. It was totaled. I saw the cops pull up in my rearview. They pulled out their guns.”

Michigan State Police say they discovered the car leading the police chase was stolen.  

Story says sitting at an accident scene wasn’t how he planned to spend his day, but he is grateful.

“I am glad it was me in this big truck, not a car,” said Story.  "He would have killed somebody at 100 mph.”

Troopers removed the driver from the stolen vehicle and took him into custody without incident. They took him to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries and will be lodged pending prosecutors review.