Negaunee woman faces several charges after chase

MARQUETTE – A Negaunee woman is scheduled to appear in Marquette County District Court for a preliminary examination Feb. 24 on several charges related to a Saturday hit and run incident in Marquette Township that ended with a vehicle chase through Negaunee.

Kayleen Tresedder, 25, is charged with fourth degree fleeing and eluding police, a two-year felony that carries a fine of up to $500; resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony with up to a $2,000 fine; operating while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor with up to a $500 fine; and improper transportation of medial marijuana, a 93-day misdemeanor.

Tresedder was given a bond of 10 percent of $80,000, which she posted.

The charges stem from a Saturday morning incident that began when Marquette County Central Dispatch received a 911 call about a vehicle fleeing the scene of an accident on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township.

According to a statement issued by the Michigan State Police, dispatchers put out an area broadcast with a description of the vehicle as it fled westbound on U.S. 41. State troopers saw the suspect vehicle pass the Negaunee state police post at a high rate of speed and began to pursue the vehicle with lights and sirens activated.

Police said Tresedder refused to stop, but police were able to slow her speed considerably by boxing her in between two state police cars. As the pursuit reached the intersection of U.S. 41 and Oak Street in Negaunee, police said one of the troopers used a patrol car to affect a precision immobilization technique, causing the woman’s vehicle to slide sideways and come to a stop on the highway.

Tresedder was then arrested.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.