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Driver of U-Haul leads police on wild chase in Shelby Township

Driver charged with fleeing and eluding and driving with suspended license

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Shelby Township police officers found themselves chasing a U-Haul van in the morning hours on Wednesday.

The U-Haul was successfully stopped thanks to a set of spike strips that were deployed by officers who were waiting for the speeding van to pass.

Every year, officers get training on how to properly toss spike strips. This training includes learning how to properly throw the strips and yank them back before any pursuing patrol cruiser runs over them as well.

Thanks to this tactic, officers were able to stop the U-Haul before anyone was hurt.

The chase, which was captured on dashboard camera video, shows the U-Haul going around 60 mph in Rochester Hills while ignoring requests from officers to stop.

Officers set up stop sticks that successfully took out the van’s tires, forcing the driver to stop his vehicle in Rochester Hills.

The driver of the U-Haul was later identified as Demar McDonald, of West Bloomfield. He was charged with fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license.