A Cadillac Trooper Was Injured After Being Hit By A Fleeing Vehicle

Michigan State Police say a Cadillac Trooper is being treated for minor injures after being hit by a vehicle that was fleeing from police.

Troopers say around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the trooper approached a suspicious vehicle parked in the car wash near Eugene St. and Main St. in Mesick.

We’re told the driver is a Traverse City man and had an open container containing drug paraphernalia and refused to identify himself.

As the trooper continued to speak with the driver, the driver backed out of car wash with his door open while the trooper was standing in the open-door area.

The man then started driving north on M-37, running stop signs along the way.

A deputy from the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office joined the chase.

When the suspect came to a stop, he got out of the vehicle and walked towards a field.

The suspect stopped to urinate and he was taken into custody.

He’s in the Wexford County Jail and is waiting to be arraigned.

The trooper was examined for minor injuries at Cadillac Munson Hospital ER and released.