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Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office arrests suspect in reckless driving incident

Posted at 7:52 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 12:30:36-04

MILWAUKEE — The driver who led a Milwaukee County Sheriff on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning has been arrested.

Robert Lewis led a high-speed chase after a deputy sheriff attempted to pull him over for not having license plates on his vehicle. The vehicle was listed as stolen by the Milwaukee Police Department.

The chase started on South 43rd Street and led authorities on westbound I-94. Lewis then exited the freeway at Glenview Avenue in Wauwatosa and the vehicle struck a street sign on Bluemound Road before coming to a stop.

The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot, according to authorities.

New Berlin Police K-9 and Wisconsin State Patrol aided in the search for Lewis, who was apprehended shortly later.

Lewis was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, operating a vehicle without the owner's consent, fleeing and eluding an officer, and resisting an officer.

Two other passengers, one a minor, stayed in the car and were taken into custody. Both were charged for operating a vehicle without the owners consent. The juvenile was referred to Children's Court.