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Man suspected of ramming Michigan State Police cruiser arrested

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A Wisconsin man accused of ramming his pickup truck into a Michigan State Police SUV in northern Michigan has been arrested, authorities said.

According to The Detroit News, Johah Vaughn, 36, was arrested on Friday in Clare County.

Vaughn was being sought by authorities after an incident Wednesday in Missaukee County that started with members of the state police fugitive team pulling over an older green Dodge pickup truck.\According to the state police, as the driver of the truck talked to officers, the passenger who was believed to be Vaughn slid over into the driver’s seat and drove away. State police troopers gave chase and during the pursuit, according to police, the truck allegedly rammed the state police SUV twice with enough force to run it off the road and into a ditch. A state trooper was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.

It was not immediately clear what charges Vaughn was facing. Michigan State Police did not immediately respond to a request for information about the charges.

According to the newspaper, Vaughn has a Wisconsin driver’s license but it was unclear where Vaughn lives in Wisconsin.