Video: Deputy uses PIT maneuver to end chase in Pontiac


PONTIAC, Mich. – An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy stopped a fleeing narcotics suspect Monday afternoon by using the precision immobilization technique (PIT).

The PIT maneuver was captured on the deputy's dashcam. The deputy's vehicle tapped the rear of the suspect's, making it spin out and come to rest on a curb.

The Sheriff's Office says the deputy first tried to initiate the traffic stop near Lake Street and King Lane in Pontiac. The vehicle took off, exceeding the speed limit and disobeying several traffic laws, according to the Sheriff's Office.

During the pursuit items were thrown from the vehicle. The items -- heroin and prescription drugs -- were later recovered by deputies.

The driver, who is a 51-year-old Bloomfield Hills man, was arrested. He is expected to face a fleeing and eluding charge and a possession with intent to deliver charge. He is being held at the Oakland County Jail.

A 56-year-old Pontiac man also was in the vehicle. He was arrested and turned over to the Michigan Department of Corrections for a parole violation.