Elderly man out of jail after car chase

Elderly man out of jail after car chase

An 87-year-old Crystal Falls man is out of jail after a car chase last week, but he’s not exactly free.

Donald LaFountain was in Dickinson County District Court today in connection with an incident in Iron Mountain.

When police tried to pull LaFountain over, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department says the man attempted to hit an Iron Mountain police car.

He faces charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing a police officer and driving on a suspended license.

LaFountain was released today on a $10,000 bond.

He has to stay in a nursing home and is not allowed to leave until he has permission from the court.

The accident remains under investigation.

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