Watch: Drag racer leads Michigan State Police on wild pursuit

The driver – who was spotted doing doughnuts in a busy intersection – took off when police arrived


By Janelle James
Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — Drag racing has become an increasingly dangerous issue in the city of Detroit.

The Detroit Police Department has been cracking down on street racing and violence this summer by seizing cars, enforcing strict curfews and putting more police officers on patrol. Last month, they seized at least a dozen cars for drag racing.

The Michigan State Police saw a car doing doughnuts at the intersection of Grand and Palmer around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Once the driver spotted MSP, the vehicle fled the scene. MSP caught up to the vehicle at a gas station, but the car again drove off, seemingly hitting the MSP patrol car in the process.

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The vehicle drove east onto Interstate 96 until it ran out of gas. That's when three people can be seen fleeing the vehicle.

Two of the three people were taken into custody pending further investigation.

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"We have to thank the suspects for their help in getting caught," MSP said in a tweet.

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