(WJBK) - The man who led police on a high-speed chase through Detroit and jumped on someone's van on I-75 was sentenced Friday to 9 months to 20 years in prison.
Appearing before Wayne Circuit Court Judge Shannon Walker, 24-year-old Derronn Sherard was sentenced for a police chase early September along I-75 and through Detroit.
Fleeing police, Sherard got on and off the interstate several times before getting a flat tire on northbound I-75. He then got out of the car and ran into oncoming traffic.
A Chrysler Town and Country managed to slow down and Sherard hopped on topped. That's when an officer climbed up on the car after him and tackled the suspect to the ground from the roof of the minivan.
Sherard was charged and pleaded guilty to fleeing and eluding, obstructing police and possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.
"My client does realize the serious nature of this offense. If he could take back that date, go back in time to take it back he would," his lawyer said prior to the sentencing.
Sherard himself took the opportunity to speak.
"I apologize to the officers and my family for putting myself in danger, and putting them in danger," he said.