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VALLEY TOWNSHIP, MI — The suspect who led Allegan County sheriff’s deputies on a New Year’s Day car chase had been awake for several days using methamphetamine, authorities said.

At around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, a sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle go through an intersection without stopping at the stop sign. The deputy attempted to pull over the the vehicle’s driver, but he fled and continued through a stop sign at another intersection.

The suspect, who was not identified by police, eventually drove through a wooded area before he was forced to stop due to trees and snow.

Police say the suspect fled on foot, but the passenger who was in the car remained inside.

Footprints in the snow allowed deputies to track the suspect to a local shooting range. He was found on the top of the skeet range house, police said in a news release.

Investigators said the suspect told them he had been awake for several days using meth and that he had just shot up before being pulled over.

The Hamilton Fire Department assisted with the arrest using a thermal imaging camera that was able to locate the suspect through his body temperature.




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