Dash cam video: Police chase ends with teen crashing into pond

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PORTAGE, Mich. -- Officers had to fish a teenage suspect out of a retention pond, after he led police on a chase and wrecked his dirt bike in the pond, police say.

It all started on Wednesday night at around 11:30 p.m. when police saw a guy on a dirt bike riding recklessly: jumping curbs and going through the front yards of businesses along Portage Road.

Officers tried to stop him, but the suspect hid behind a business.  Police remained in the area and spotted him as he tried to leave.

That started a chase, and the suspect attempted to lose officers by cutting through a corn field.  He ended up back in town, and the pursuit resumed.

The guy on the dirt bike once again attempted to go off-road but mistakenly rode straight into a retention pond behind Summit Polymers off Sprinkle Road.  A pursuing officer nearly made the same mistake but managed to stop just short of the water.

The 16-year-old suspect swam to officers and was arrested without further incident.  He was taken to a juvenile holding facility and is expected to face felony charges.

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