TRAVERSE CITY — A Blair Township man is accused of leading a DNR conservation officer on a 22-mile chase.
An officer said he stopped Jared Robert Kaltenbach, 20, on April 26 for speeding and careless driving on a two-track in Blair Township. Kaltenbach admitted he had an outstanding arrest warrant, and the officer told him to drive to Blair Townhall Road to address the warrant, according to court documents.
Kaltenbach drove to the main road then sped away, prompting a 22-mile pursuit, court documents state.
The chase ended when Kaltenbach’s pickup truck veered off the road and struck a patrol vehicle. He attempted to run away, court documents state.
Kaltenbach was placed in the Grand Traverse County Jail on a felony count of third-degree fleeing a police officer and a misdemeanor count of operating with a suspended or revoked license, records show.
A bench warrant was issued in November for failing to pay court fees on a 2011 conviction of malicious use of telecommunications, court records show.
Kaltenbach was convicted of attempted killing or torturing an animal for shooting a cow with a bow and arrow in 2010. Other prior convictions include assault and battery, domestic violence, operating with a suspended license and operating as a minor with a BAC between .02-.07%.