URGENT URGENT – U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 3-25-18 – 2:35 p.m. ET –
Chase suspect was allegedly driving his dad’s car during Saturday’s dangerous pursuit through Marquette; Suspect vehicle is a beige Oldsmobile Aurora sedan
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Marquette, MI) – Using the tried-and-true gumshoe work of tracking down leads, police have identified a likely suspect and found the vehicle that they believe was involved in yesterday morning’s dangerous 60-mph chase through the heart of Marquette.
Police were questioning the suspect’s family Saturday night.
Under pursuit regulations, Marquette Police kept a ways back from the suspect’s vehicle as they did not go over 60 mph. It happened about 1:30 a.m. ET early Saturday morning, March 24, 2018.
U.P. Breaking News has the name of the family the vehicle belongs to and the name of the 18-year-old suspect – however we are temporarily withholding the information.
As of mid-afternoon Sunday, the suspect has not been booked into the Marquette County Jail.
The 18-year-old suspect is either on the run, was charged via a ticket, or authorities are awaiting a meeting with the prosecutor on how many charges will be filed during the dangerous event.
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The reckless driver got away by speeding a bit faster. If there was a passenger(s) in the car, it was going to get solved because two or more people never keep a secret.
Everyone is lucky that no one was killed as the out-of-control car zoomed through areas busy during the day and night – the chase wound in circles – through campus, near the hospital and on other major streets.
During the chase police noted numerous crimes (not just traffic charges) over a dozens traffic violations involve fleeing and eluding, running through stop signs, dangerous/reckless driving by blowing through intersections, its possible NMU Public Safety will file their own state charges vehicle sped through campus, and more.
Police want to question 18-year-old – who has ties to Marquette and Harvey addresses. U.P. Breaking News will release the suspect and family’s name either later today or first thing Monday. Waiting to see if he surrenders.
On Saturday night, Cops found the sedan they were looking for at the suspect’s parent’s house. The son was allegedly using his dad’s car on Friday night and this morning – his father’s Olds Aurora sedan.
“His 18-year-old son had it last night,” radioed an officer who helped crack the case Saturday night – speaking to Marquette Police headquarters – as they ran the suspect’s history into the crime computer.
Apparently police had contact with the suspect in 2016 in a drug investigation at Marquette Senior High School).
Below are several beige (some models Mocha) Oldmobile Aurora models that are similar to the car the suspect was driving: