The weather is heating up in Detroit, and dangerous acts involving Dodge Chargers are once again drawing police and public scrutiny.
After a man driving a Dodge Charger sped through a Detroit neighborhood Saturday, killing a 9-year-old boy, Michigan State Police say another Charger going 120 miles per hour caused a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on I-75. The car reportedly hit an SUV and garbage truck.
Traffic Crash/ Flee to Elude: On 3/23 at approximately 12:25 PM, a Metro South trooper was sitting on the shoulder of northbound I75 and Holbrook when she observed a— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 23, 2021
orange Dodge Charger which passed her in excess of 120 MPH. pic.twitter.com/dOJWVFx7qB
The driver fled on foot and was later arrested.
From Fox 2:
Detroit police said they believe the car is possibly one that has fled their officers several times in the past week. DPD plans to work with MSP to secure additional charges against the driver.
Detroit police have said they've dealt with hundreds of stolen Chargers and Challengers in the last few years, in what one local TV station calls an "epidemic."