Michigan State Police release dashcam video of wild chase on I-94

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 10:41:02-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Shocking dash cam video on I-94 shows a man trying to jump from his moving car.

MSP troopers caught the video and it shows the man jump the center wall and into oncoming traffic.

This could have easily been a horrible ending, but thankfully no one was hurt.

MSP says they put this video out to show the unexpected dangers they encounter each day.

The video starts outs with the trooper saying he's in pursuit of a black Impala. His lights and sirens are blaring.

The dash cam then shows that the trooper caught up to the out of control car and the driver's door is open.

The car does not stop and heads up a hill before it swerves back onto the interstate.

The trooper calmly radios in each moment.

Something flies out of the car as the vehicle crashes into the concrete barrier. Then the driver jumps out of the car and hops the median and crosses into oncoming traffic.

Two troopers follow behind him and put him in cuffs.

"Here's a guy basically standing on the side of the car got the door open, swerving in and out of lanes,” says Lt. Michael Shaw. “We just wanted to show the community what police officers go through a daily basis."

Police say the suspect was wanted on several warrants. They also say they attempted to arrest him earlier but choose to not engage in a chase.

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