Leslie man jailed after striking emergency workers, firetruck, ambulance, and leading police on a chase

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When the Fowlerville Fire Department and Livingston County EMS answered a call about a man passed out in his car at the Mobil Gas Station at 3135 Fowlerville Road in Handy Township shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, they found 25-year-old Brian Lee Cremeans passed out in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am.

According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, when Cremeans awoke, he put his car in reverse and accelerated, striking a member of the Fowlerville Fire Department, as well as a Livingston County EMS worker, both of whom sustained minor injuries. The car also hit a cooler, a fire truck and an ambulance before he fled north on Fowlerville Road into the Village of Fowlerville.

The Fowlerville Police Department attempted to stop Cremeans, but he fled east on Grand River Avenue. Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriffs Department pursued him and deployed stop sticks near Grand River Avenue and Burkhart Road, deflating the driver’s side front and rear tires.

Cremeans continued east on Grand River Avenue. Deputies eventually got him to stop at Highland Road, east of Grand River Avenue. When Cremeans resisted verbal commands, a taser was used to subdue him. Cremeans was taken into custody. He was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, where he was treated for minor injuries not related to the incident, according to the Sheriffs Department.

Cremeans is currently lodged in the Livingston County Jail on several charges, and bond is set at $50,000.

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