Fond du Lac County pursuit, Kenosha County man facing charges


Fond du Lac sheriff’s office

A 21-year-old Kenosha County man is facing multiple charges, the sheriff’s office said after leading the Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies in a car chase on Wednesday morning, November 24th.

The chase stretched approximately 30 kilometers and passed through several highways before ending in an accident near US Highway 45.

According to the sheriff’s office, around 10 a.m., a proxy attempted a traffic check for the suspect’s jeep, which was driving under the speed limit and deviated from its lane on US Highway 45 near County Highway W in the city of Eden. The jeep also had an expired registration.

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The jeep didn’t stop when the assistant switched on the emergency lights, but drove slowly on, deviating from its lane until it accelerated and drove down the highway before turning onto County Highway F.

On the county highway, the sheriff’s office said, the jeep turned to head back to US Highway 45 and sped at 80 mph. Before the jeep reached the freeway, however, it turned onto a private dirt road and fled until it reached a cul-de-sac in a field. The jeep then drove into the field, back onto the gravel road, and out onto County Highway W. From there it went at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour towards Campbellsport.

The alternate ended the chase before reaching Campbellsport, and when the alternate lost sight of the jeep, he drove to its last known location and saw the jeep head north on County Highway V – exiting Campbellsport. After attempting another traffic control, the vehicle fled again, reaching speeds of up to 75 miles per hour.

A second deputy on the county road set up a tire inflator, but the fleeing vehicle avoided him and drove on toward Eden. Two more MPs set up tire-deflation devices there. However, the vehicle turned and fled onto a back road, again driving off the lane onto private property. It drove back several meters and came back on County Highway V, where it continued to flee Eden.

When the jeep tried to turn onto County Highway K, the driver lost control and drove into a ditch. While trying to take the jeep out of action, a deputy hit him with his patrol car – causing significant damage to both vehicles. However, the jeep, which continued to flee on County Highway K, was not deactivated. He later lost control again and crashed on the county highway just before reaching US Highway 45.

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The suspect was the only occupant of the jeep. He was taken from the scene of the accident to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries. After medical clearance, the sheriff’s office said he will be jailed on the following charges:

  • Knowingly fleeing an officer
  • 1st degree recklessly endangering security
  • Driving a motor vehicle under the influence

The Fond du Lac Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene of the accident by the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Eden Fire Department and the City of Fond du Lac paramedics.

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