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Police catch up to motorist suffering from medical condition

Submitted by on May 15, 2019 – 12:38 amNo Comment

It turns out an Alcona County deputy was not following a driver who was trying to flee last Thursday, but instead a man suffering from a medical condition.

The chase started shortly after another motorist flagged the deputy down while he was on routine patrol on M-72 in Mitchell Township.

That driver told the officer about a pickup truck that was traveling erratically on the highway. The deputy was able to located the truck and attempted to pull it over but the chase continued at speeds between 20 and 60 miles per hour.

The truck eventually stopped after the driver went into a ditch.

The deputy quickly discovered the man was suffering from a medical condition. He was transported to the hospital in West Branch.