Some Howell residents lose power after car crashes into utility box during police chase

At approximately 12:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a 2008 Lexus — reported stolen out of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office — as it left the Livingston County Judicial Center in Howell.

When the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled northbound on Highlander Way to M-59. The Lexus went east on M-59 and turned into the Mallard Pond subdivision, where it crashed into a utility box, causing some of the apartment buildings in Mallard Pond to lose power.

The female driver and a male passenger fled on foot. The deputy was able to apprehend the driver, a 21-year-old female from the Lansing area, but the unknown male passenger fled on foot. A perimeter was set up in the area with assistance from troopers from Brighton Post of the Michigan State Police and officers from the City of Howell Police Department. K9 units from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and MSP were deployed in an attempt to locate the subject. After searching the area for two hours and not locating the subject, the search was called off.

Schools in the area were advised to shelter in place as a precaution while the search was ongoing.

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