SCOTTVILLE — An Eastlake man is facing felony charges after a motorcycle chase in Mason County.
According to an emailed news release from the Scottville Police Department, a 34-year-old Eastlake man was arrested by the department after a motorcycle chase started at about 2:02 am on Saturday morning.
“Mason County Sheriff deputies encountered a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on US 31. Sheriff deputies attempted to stop the motorcycle but (were) not able to safely do so,” the release states. “Deputies were able to radio ahead to the Scottville Police Department to advise us the motorcycle was heading towards town.”
Scottville officers then found the motorcycle traveling east on First Street near Reinberg Avenue.
“Scottville officers attempted to make a stop on the motorcycle and the motorcycle took off at very high rate of speed through the streets of Scottville. The driver of the motorcycle eventually attempted to hide the motorcycle and conceal himself in a camper at the intersection of Reinberg and Broadway,” the release said.
The speed limit throughout parts of Scottville is 30 mph.
The driver was found and arrested. He was lodged at the Mason County Jail on the following charges:
• Count one: Felony fleeing and eluding, third degree; and
• Count two: Felony flee and eluding fourth degree.
“This was a very dangerous situation for everyone involved. I’m happy officers from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Scottville Police Department (were) able to resolve this situation safely and I’m glad no one was hurt in the process,” Scottville Chief Matt Murphy said in the email.