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IRON MOUNTAIN – One man is in custody after he lead police on a seven-block chase and caused an accident, injuring three teenagers, in Iron Mountain.
The Iron Mountain Police Department is reporting that Anthony Robinson, age 28, was arrested in Marinette, WI on a Michigan Department of Corrections parole absconding warrant. Robinson was taken into custody a couple of hours after the chase and crash.
Police say the original incident happened around 2:30 AM Sunday morning. IMPD officers on patrol spotted a vehicle, a Chevy Impala, known to officers as being used in the trafficking of meth. Officers were also aware that the man wo sometimes drove the vehicle, later identified as Robinson, was wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for Parole Absconding.
Officers turned the patrol vehicle around and the suspect vehicle took off at a high rate of speed northbound on Kimberly to West Ludington Street and turned westbound. Police say Robinson lost control where West Ludington Street splits near the intersection of Forest and struck the embankment that splits Ludington Street. The Impala became airborne and came down on top of another vehicle that was heading east on Ludington Street at the time. This collision caused the eastbound vehicle to be pushed from the roadway down the embankment into a yard.
As officers arrived on scene they observed Robinson exit the car and run from the scene on foot. Officers gave chase but were unable to take him into custody at that time.
In the vehicle that Robinson hit were three 17-year-old boys from the Dickinson County area. All three were injured as a result of the crash. Authorities say these injuries are believed to be serious but not life threatening.
All three were transported to Dickinson County Hospital System for their injuries by Beacon and Integrity Care ambulance services. The Iron Mountain Police Department was assisted on scene by the Iron Mountain Fire Department and the Breitung Township Fire Department who extricated the three victims from their vehicle.
Also assisting on scene in the search for the suspect was the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police and the Kingsford Public Safety Department. An accident investigator from the Michigan State Police was also requested to reconstruct the accident scene.