Man Who Fled From Police In Car And On Foot Gets Jail
March 3, 2018
Sentencing has been handed down to a Milford man who led a police chase, crashed his vehicle, and then attempted to run from officers.
28-year-old Jonathon Liddy was sentenced Thursday to one year in the Livingston County Jail with a credit of 98 days served and four years of probation. He is also required to make $1,405 in restitution.
Last month, Liddy admitted to charges of reckless driving, third-degree fleeing a police officer, operating while intoxicated, assault and battery, and obstructing or resisting a police officer connected to the November 22nd incident.
A Howell Police officer witnessed Liddy’s vehicle cross the center line multiple times while driving on Walnut Street, then watched the vehicle make a wide turn onto Mason Street and then onto McPherson Park Drive. The officer attempted to pull Liddy over, however once the police vehicle lights were activated, Liddy sped up to about 70mph on the road that has a speed limit of 35mph. Liddy lost control of the vehicle at a curve in the road in front of Thai Summit, hit a curb, and then fled on foot. Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Howell Police in catching Liddy, who was then taken to a hospital.
Liddy reportedly was uncooperative to the point that he had to be physically restrained, refusing to submit to a blood test and trying to bite a security guard. (DK)