A 22-year-old Caro man is being held in the Huron County Jail on a $7,500 bond after being arraigned in District Court on charges of fleeing and eluding, plus operating under the influence of alcohol.

Jacob Mielcarek had been sought after reports he was driving erratically on south bound M-53 towards Bad Axe around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 and forcing other drivers off the road. Huron County Sheriff’s Deputies and Bad Axe Police eventually terminated the chase because of the risk of injury to innocent motorists.

Authorities then located Mielcarek’s vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Thompson Rd. in Verona Township. After questioning Mielcarek’s girlfriend, who was a passenger in his vehicle, it was determined he was walking on Hellems Rd., north of Thompson. He was taken into custody without incident.