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Officer deploys spike strips in Shorewood vehicle pursuit, crash

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 25, 2019

A Milwaukee Police sergeant deployed spike strips during a vehicle pursuit around 2 a.m. Friday.

MPD squads observed a vehicle traveling westbound at high speeds on West Center Street and disregard a red light.

Officers activated emergency lights and sirens near 35th and Center Street, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

The driver of the vehicle continued fleeing, and that's when the police sergeant deployed spike strips, deflating the rear passenger tire of the vehicle.

The driver then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot near Capitol and Bartlett.

A fight ensued, but officers were eventually able to take the driver into custody.

A viewer tweeted this video to us of the aftermath of the crash: