GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police arrested a man who fled a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.
The man drove away from an officer who was trying to pull him over in the area of Hall and Division. Police didn't chase him at that point, but witnesses pointed officers in his direction. Officers say they found that the man smashed into at least one other vehicle and a pole at Griggs and Jefferson after fleeing.
After crashing, the man, who had a young child in the car with him, pulled the child out of the vehicle and ran. He left the child near Dickinson Elementary, where officers found the child safe.
Authorities found the man a few minutes later in the 500 block of Storrs. He was taken into custody, and police say he'll likely face a fleeing-and-eluding charge -- and possibly others.