Drag race turns into police chase with vehicle traveling 150 mph, police say

GRAND BLANC TWP., MI – A 23-year-old Flint man has been arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase while driving nearly 150 miles per hour, according to Grand Blanc Township police.

Authorities said a police officer spotted two vehicles drag racing on northbound I-475 late Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The vehicles were estimated to be traveling at more than 100 mph, police said.

When the officer tried to pull over the drivers, one of them, driving a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, fled from the area at nearly 150 mph.

Trooper 3, the Michigan State Police helicopter, was called to assist officers in pursuing the vehicle and tracked the Hellcat as it drove through Flint. When the vehicle came to a stop, officers converged on it and took the driver into custody.

Police said the driver has been charged with two counts of felony fleeing and eluding and is currently lodged in the Genesee County Jail.

“Great teamwork ended this driver’s reckless night and no one was injured,” police said on Facebook.

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