Erratic man who drove into woman's backyard, hit patrol car found with suspected crack cocaine

A 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after driving onto a woman's lawn and hitting a patrol car in Brandon Township, all with suspected crack cocaine in his car.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, a caller complained about a suspicious person who drove onto her property and into the rear of her yard. She reported unusual behavior, including dancing, yelling at himself and hitting himself in the face.

The OCSO says deputies arrived to South Baldwin and Seymore Lake to find the man, a resident of Madison Heights, still in the rear of the yard. Deputies loudly instructed him to sit on his car and not to move, but he disregarded the commands and got in and out of his car.

Finally, officials say the suspect got into his car and drove at deputies, purposely hitting a patrol car in the driveway that was attempting to block his exit. The suspect got out of the car on the passenger's side and attempted to run.

That's when a deputy attempted to stop the suspect by firing a Taser, which proved ineffective. Deputies say they fired the Taser a second time, this time effectively, and took the suspect into custody.

Officials say they found suspected crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia in his car. The suspect was taken to McLaren Regional Medical Center for a blood draw and hospital clearance before he as lodged at the Oakland County Jail. 

The damaged patrol vehicle was towed to Central Garage by Central Garage, according to the OCSO.