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VIDEO: Man intentionally rams car into Oakland County Sheriff vehicle

Posted: 1:54 PM, Jun 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-19 13:54:33-04

BRANDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 30-year-old Madison Heights man has been accused of intentionally ramming his car into an Oakland County Sheriff vehicle.

Authorities say that on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to S. Baldwin and Seymour Lake in Brandon Township for reports of a suspicious person. The complainant stated that a vehicle had driven onto her property and went to the rear of the yard.

She told police the suspect was dancing, hitting himself in the face and yelling at himself.

Deputies pulled into the driveway of the residence and the suspect was still in the rear of the yard.

Police say that deputies gave the suspect loud verbal commands to sit on his vehicle and not move, but the suspect went in and out of his vehicle, disregarding deputies' commands. He then allegedly entered his vehicle and drove at deputies, intentionally striking a patrol vehicle in the driveway that was trying to block the car's exit. Authorites say the suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to run away.

A deputy reportedly deployed his taser twice to incapacitate the suspect. He was taken into custody. The suspect's vehicle was searched and suspected crack-cocaine and other drug paraphernalia was located.