Driver drops off baby, stops for gas during long Detroit police chase

Multiple police vehicles chase driver around Detroit

Detroit police chase a vehicle April 6, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A driver leading Detroit police on a chase dropped off a baby and stopped for gas while fleeing officers all around the city.

Several police vehicles were in pursuit of a red car that fled on highways, main roads and neighborhoods throughout the chase.

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At one point, the car slowed to a stop to allow a woman on the side of the road to open the back passenger seat and remove what appeared to be a baby in a car seat. When she shut the door, the car weaved through traffic and fled once again.

The driver also stopped for gas and appeared to ask another citizen to fill up the car’s tank.

The driver opened a window and exchanged words with other drivers and pedestrians throughout the chase, video showed. After the driver dropped off the baby, officers stopped the chase and the car cruised around the city.

At this point, it’s unclear why the driver was being pursued.

Police have not announced an arrest.

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