Man flees Troy police, gives fake name, speeds off, drives around complex, gets arrested

22-year-old Georgia man in custody

Troy police (WDIV)

TROY, Mich. – A 22-year-old man who initially refused to stop for Troy police eventually gave them a fake name, sped away, drove around his complex, got out and was arrested, officers said.

The incident began at 7:24 a.m. Sept. 21 on southbound Livernois Road, south of I-75, according to police.

Officers said they tried to stop a black 2004 Honda Accord that ignored a red light at Town Center Driver. Authorities said the driver didn’t stop and kept driving south, eventually turning into the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Troy.

The man drove through the parking lot of the complex and eventually pulled over, police said.

When officers spoke with the 22-year-old driver, he didn’t have his driver’s license, vehicle registration or proof of insurance, they said.

Police said the man gave them a fake name, and when they asked him to step out of the car, he told them, “I can’t do that.”

The man then put his car in drive and sped off, authorities said. He drove around the complex, parked and tried to enter his apartment, according to officials.

Police said they ordered the man to come back down the stairs, and he was arrested.

Officers asked the man to sit in their patrol vehicle, but he refused, they said. Police helped the man into the patrol vehicle, but he tried to get out, according to authorities.

The man didn’t comply until police warned the man that they would have to use a Taser on him, they said.

Authorities took the man to the Troy Police Lock-Up Facility, where they learned his true identity. Officials said he is a 22-year-old Hinesville, Georgia, resident.

His driver’s license had been suspended, police said.

The man was charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer, driving with a suspended license, hindering and obstructing a police officer and no vehicle insurance.

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