Two-county Chase in Mecosta, Osceola Counties Ends in Arrest of Parolee

A wild ride through Mecosta and Osceola counties on Sunday, May 19 eventually ended with a suspected drunk driver being arrested. The driver of the vehicle, a 46-year-old Kalkaska County man, was arrested for numerous offenses including driving with a suspended license, drunken driving, violating parole, fleeing and eluding police, and transporting open intoxicants. According to police, the man has several previous alcohol-related driving offenses.

It all began when dispatchers received numerous calls from motorists regarding a driver who was driving recklessly in the area of 11 Mile Road on U.S. 131 in the southbound lanes. After catching up to the suspect’s vehicle, police had to give chase as the driver would not stop. The chase continued southbound, and according to a news article at Mlive.com the driver had several close calls with other vehicles. The suspect eventually stopped the car in Mecosta County’s Green Township near 22 Mile Road.

State troopers were assisted in pursuing the suspect by Mecosta and Osceola County sheriff’s deputies, as well as Ferris State University and Big Rapids police.

Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyers advise strongly against driving on a suspended license; however, while it likely isn’t true in this case, there are situations in which individuals who have had their driver’s licenses suspended must drive out of necessity.


If you have been caught driving on a suspended license you may face additional penalties, including longer suspension or even revocation of your license. If your license has been suspended or revoked due to drunk driving, a drug offense, or for other reasons, it may be possible to have your driving privilege restored. Contact an experienced Michigan drivers licenses reinstatement attorney right away to learn whether you may have options.