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Man charged after leading police on high-speed chase with baby in truck in Sterling Heights

32-year-old man charged with fleeing, eluding police, malicious destruction of property

Jason Vancoillie, 32, of Clinton Township was charged with fleeing and eluding police and malicious destruction of property after leading police on a high-speed chase on June 23, 2020. Photo provided by the Sterling Heights Police Department.
Jason Vancoillie, 32, of Clinton Township was charged with fleeing and eluding police and malicious destruction of property after leading police on a high-speed chase on June 23, 2020. Photo provided by the Sterling Heights Police Department. (WDIV)

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A Clinton Township man was charged after leading police on a high-speed chase through Macomb County with a 1-year-old in the car on Tuesday.

Jason David Vancoillie, 32, was charged on Thursday with fleeing and eluding police in addition to malicious destruction of personal property.

Police initially responded to a domestic dispute at a Panda Express parking lot in Sterling Heights on Tuesday, but Vancoillie and his wife and the small child had already entered their truck and drove away. According to police, officers located the vehicle attempted to make a traffic stop but Vancoillie decided to flee.

Vancoillie ultimately led police through four different jurisdictions and disregarded numerous red lights. The chase came to an end in Harrison Township when the man crashed the truck into a fence on North River Road, police said.

Vancoillie’s wife and the 1-year-old baby are reportedly uninjured. The man is being held on a $20,000 bond.

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