CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two Detroit brothers are charged in a police chase that occurred on Interstate-94 at speeds in excess of 100 mph and ended with a major crash.
Macomb Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the San Remo Apartments in Harrison Township around 1:50 a.m. Sunday for a suspected auto theft "in progress."
The black 2007 Chevy Trailblazer was stolen from the parking lot of the apartment building on Union Lake Road. The Trailblazer headed south to I-94, followed by a Dodge Avenger.
The vehicles were spotted by a Chesterfield Township police officer heading west on I-94. Sheriff's deputies were notified and marked patrol cars intercepted the stolen Trailblazer and the Avenger near North River Road.
The Avenger pulled over immediately when deputies activated their lights and sirens. However, the Trailblazer accelerated to a speed in excess of 100 mph.
The driver lost control of the vehicle after crossing 14 Mile Road., leaving the roadway and striking a large snow-bank, overturning and resting against the median wall.
The driver, Jerome Jerell Havard, 23, of Detroit, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.
He has been charged with unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, conspiracy, fleeing and driving with a suspended license. He remains in a local hospital and has not yet been arraigned.
His brother, Jermaine Jormel Havard, 25, also of Detroit, has been charged with similar charges, with the exception of fleeing. He was arrested and transported to the Macomb County Jail.
Jermaine Harvard was video-arraigned in the 41B District Court of Clinton Township on Monday. He was given a $15,000 cash-or-surety bond, though he remains in jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 9.