MSP Dashcam: Watch Camaro Flip Over While Fleeing Michigan State Police
The Michigan State Police Department has released dashcam video of a dramatic rollover accident involving a Camaro driver running from an officer in Clarkston.
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The incident occurred early Friday morning (6/10) on the Lodge Freeway.
What Are the Details?
The white Camaro is seen speeding by a Michigan State Police officer who was parked on the Meyer Rd. service drive early Friday morning. The officer then begins pursuit of the vehicle. The driver of the Camaro then speeds up in an attempt to flee from the officer. Several seconds into the chase, the car is seen flipping over and finally coming to a stop on its side.
Watch the Video Below
The action begins at about the :39 second mark in the video below, where you'll see the white Camaro speed past the officer's vehicle.
The video was provided to Detroit's WJBK-TV by the Michigan State Police.
Fleeing is a Growing Trend
The Michigan State Police tweeted that they're seeing an increase in the frequency of incidents like this.
"One of the trends we are seeing is drivers not stopping for troopers when traffic stops are conducted," tweeted Michigan State Police. "These drivers continue on and put themselves and other drivers at risk. Now the driver is looking at a felony instead of a misdemeanor. fortunately, no one was hurt!"
Minor Injuries Reported
The 20-year-old driver from Detroit had three other occupants in the vehicle. MSP reports that two were treated and released at the scene and one was transported to Henry Ford Hospital.
The vehicle was not stolen and police have not yet released whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident.