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Dashcam video shows dramatic police chase

Posted at 9:21 PM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 21:21:10-04

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (WSYM) - Police dashcam video shows a dramatic chase last month that started in Indiana and ended in southwest Michigan.

44-year old Anthony Blatz of Elkhart and his wife took off from Indiana police. Blatz was wanted on larceny warrants and a probation violation.

The video picks up on the last leg of the chase in Van Buren County, Michigan. The 44 year-old crashed the car near Paw Paw and the pair ran off. Police say they called friends in Indiana and asked them for a ride. A short time later, officers spotted an SUV with Indiana plates. The driver sped away.

The chase goes on for nearly 10 minutes, reaching speeds of more than 120 miles per hour.

A spark ignited under the Jeep, and a short time later it spun to a stop.

Blatz and his wife were taken into custody.