Saturday, September 4, at 10 PM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle at Veterans Parkway and Michigan Road by Officer Krynock of the Plymouth Police Department.
The driver initially stopped and while Officer Krynock was speaking to him about the reason for the stop and his identification, he placed the vehicle in gear and fled from the stop.
A pursuit ensued north on US 31 and 931. The pursuit ended at Johnson Road and Linden Road in South Bend where the driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the roadway.
The driver was taken into custody and identified as Markey L. Smallwood, 23 of South Bend. He was transported to the Plymouth ER for medical clearance and incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail for Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle and held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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