Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Doug Sharp was sitting behind a stalled semi on the ramp from north I-69 to westbound I-96 in the right travel lane in Delta Township Sept. 8 about 9:30 a.m., according to a news release from the ECSO.
Deputy Tim Daust was there to help slow traffic down at the very dangerous location when a white Dodge pickup passed him at a very high rate of speed. The driver swerved to avoid Sharp’s patrol car, striking another northbound car before fleeing westbound on I-96.
Deputy Nabil Kanazeh, further down I-96, was able to stop the pickup near Grand River. The driver was found to be intoxicated with alcohol in the vehicle. He was arrested and lodged for OWI, leaving the scene of an accident and multiple other infractions. No one was injured in the crash.
“This type of incident only highlights the dangers faced by deputies on the roadways, even during normal weather conditions,” the release said.