Dash-cam video shows chase, crash in Pontiac

Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 15:43:27-04

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has released dash-cam video from a police chase on St. Patrick's Day in Pontiac.

The deputy tried to pull over the 38-year-old West Bloomfield Man at Elizabeth Lake Rd. and Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac. The driver refused to stop and fled the scene.

Video from the deputy's dash-cam shows him chase the pickup truck at a high rate of speed on Elizabeth Lake Rd. The driver then turns on Johnson St. and crashes hard into a utility pole, destroying his truck.

According to the sheriff's office, the driver sustained minor injuries and was wearing a seatbelt. He was taken the hospital and released pending toxicology results.

The sheriff's office said they will prepare a warrant for OWI (1st offense) and Fleeing & Eluding police before submitting it to the prosecutor's office.