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Video: Dashcam Shows MSP Trooper, Suspect Falling Off Bridge

November 11, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Dashcam Shows MSP Trooper, Suspect Falling Off Bridge

A Saginaw Township police cruiser's dash camera captured the moment when a Michigan State Police trooper and a suspect who had bolted from a vehicle after a police chase fell from a highway overpass in Saginaw County, Mlive reports.

The trooper tried to pull over a vehicle for defective equipment on Interstate 675 when the suspect vehicle refused to pull over, sparking a chase, according to Michigan State Police. 

Police used "stop sticks" to stop the vehicle on I-675 near Kochville Road, police said. As a Saginaw Township officer pulled up to the scene, the vehicle's camera recorded the suspect standing on the guardrail of the overpass. A trooper can be seen running toward the man. 

The suspect falls off the overpass, followed by the trooper. Both men fell "25 to 35 feet" and were injured. The trooper was released from the hospital last week and is on paid leave and recovering at home, Lt. Brian Cole of the Michigan State Police said. Police could not provide additional information about the suspect's injuries.


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Really? @ 11/11/2013 7:15 PM

Thankful the Officer wasn't seriously injured, or worse. Throw the book at the moron that caused this.

Ro Esparza @ 11/11/2013 10:02 PM

Wow! I hope the Perp was hurt before and after the fall, and our comrade is recovering well. Crazy video!

Capt. Crunch @ 11/12/2013 9:35 AM

Talk about courage this officer has it.

Federali @ 11/12/2013 10:09 AM

WOW!!! Hopefully the officer landed on something soft...... like the idiot that went just before him. Wishing for a speedy recovery of the officer.

Jeff @ 11/16/2013 1:40 PM

This seems to be a classic case of tunnel vision for the officer. We understand that suspects will take unnecessary life threatening risks but we should be a bit more cautious as to not just jump over the railing of a bridge without looking. This would be a good training video for new recruits.

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