An old red Jeep Cherokee flew past me this morning on I-96 with about 8 State Troopers in tow. They were going about as fast as an old red Jeep Cherokee can go, which I would estimate to be about 110 mph.
I saw them get exit on Telegraph, and expected that a crash was imminent.
Thankfully, no one was hurt.
What the police did was stupid. The suspects stole a shitty old car, and the police risked the lives of innocent people to catch the young men that stole it.
I wouldn't have full coverage on that Jeep, and I doubt the owner will be relieved to get it back in that condition.
They could have just as easily crashed into a minivan as into Coke truck.
Too bad, the video starts just after they passed me.
That's true, but the article says "the men, who had allegedly stolen a red SUV from Southgate, broke into a home on Dequindre and 12 1/2 Mile Rd. Monday morning, setting off the pursuit." It wasn't just a joyride. Letting them go potentially risks the lives of innocent people too.
Policy has been moving toward abandoning chases of "20-something males with bad driving records," which is probably for the best. I will miss the helicopter drama, though.
Here's my favorite chase video [0:46]: