STANTON— A Marion man who led police on a high-speed chase through Greenville before crashing his car into a tree is facing multiple felony counts following his arraignment Monday.
Keith Mark Wondergem, 53, is charged with one count of fleeing a police officer (a five-year felony), two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a four-year felony), two counts of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest (a two-year felony) and one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (a 93-day misdemeanor).
Wondergem is also charged with being a habitual offender third offense, meaning his maximum sentence will be doubled if he is convicted.
Early Monday morning Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a possibly intoxicated man driving in the wrong lane in the Stanton area. The driver, Wondergem, matched the description of the subject in a Langston traffic stop from earlier in the evening.
After being stopped by police, Wondergem fled south toward Greenville reaching speeds of up to 85 mph, racking up numerous other traffic violations as he drove. Officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety and troopers from the Michigan State Police joined in the chase as Wondergem neared the city.
Wondergem finally crashed his car into a tree on property of the former Greenville Country Club near Marvel Drive near Judd Street. He sustained some injuries and was transported via Montcalm County Emergency Services to Spectrum United Memorial Hospital.
Wondergem is scheduled for a felony pretrial at 1 p.m. April 16 and a preliminary examination at 1 p.m. April 17.