VIDEO: Michigan State Police chase caught on camera shows cruiser taking out suspect vehicle

Trooper executes pit maneuver to perfection
Posted at 11:15 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 23:15:30-04

It was 3:30 in the morning on August 3rd.

Police dash cam captured a Michigan State Police trooper attempting to pull over a white Mercury Milan. The three men inside were suspects in an attempted break-in in Livingston County.

On the video, the driver opens his door, hits the cruiser and then takes off at top speed down residential streets.

The suspects veer on to a five lane road. The chase is now in dangerous territory, as both cop and robbers speed through intersections.

In one heart-stopping moment, an oncoming car stops just in time - narrowly avoiding a crash. 

On Pinckney Road the suspects veered in and out of oncoming traffic, whizzing by cars and a semi, As they got closer to westbound I-96, an even more daunting pursuit, the trooper seized his opportunity.

He squeezed the cruiser to the passenger side of the car and tapped the bumper. The car lost control and crashed.

The so-called pit maneuver was executed to perfection. 

The trooper confronted the suspects as they tried to make a run for it. One of  the suspects can be heard screaming, "I'm hurt!"

The trooper was not injured.

All three suspects were from Lansing and face multiple charges. The car was reportedly stolen.