BROOKFIELD — A 24-year-old Madison man led law enforcement on a over 9 mile chase through Milwaukee and Waukesha counties early Sunday morning.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began on I-94 westbound between General Mitchell Boulevard and Hawley Road around 3:10 a.m. – and ended at a Brookfield hotel parking lot.
A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy saw the man deviating unsafely in lanes of traffic. The operator did not stop, ignoring the deputy’s lights and siren, and the deputy began a pursuit.
The Sheriff's Office says the driver exited the freeway at Moorland Road, and re-entered again on the Moorland Road on-ramp. Waukesha Sheriff’s deputies set stop sticks east of Barker Road, which the subject struck, along with a pursuing deputy’s squad. The subject vehicle spun and struck the GM wall, but then began driving the wrong way on I-94, heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.
The driver crossed over to the eastbound lanes at Calhoun Road, exited the freeway at Moorland Road, before entering a lot at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel. The subject rammed a Waukesha County deputy’s squad in the parking lot causing severe damage to the squad and then fled on foot.
An Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy called in his location, and another Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy joined the foot pursuit and tackled the subject.
Two Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies received injuries to include lacerations, bruising and a possible torn hamstring.
The man was transported by Brookfield Fire ambulance to Froedtert hospital for minor injuries from the crash, Taser aftercare, and a legal blood draw.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are recommending the following charges against the man:
- OWI-2nd, Operating While Revoked
- Fleeing from an Officer, a felony,
- Resisting or Obstructing an Officer
- 2nd Degree Endangering Safety
- Citations for Unsafe Lane Deviation, Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed.
If convicted of these charges, he faces up to 14 years and 10 months in prison. Waukesha County will determine any additional charges upon review by their District Attorney’s Office.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says the man is currently on probation for Fraud, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Obstructing, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver.