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Police pursuit leads to crash, drug arrest on I-43 and W Keefe Avenue

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 10:52:20-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police took one suspect into custody after they fled a traffic stop and crashed on I-43 near W. Keefe Ave.

On Saturday, officers observed a vehicle involved in what looked like a drug transaction. That same vehicle was later seen traveling westbound on W. Galena St.

According to a press release, police attempted a traffic stop for drug dealing and illegal tint on the vehicle, however, the suspect fled the scene and led officers on a vehicle pursuit.

The suspect ran several red lights and weaved in and out of traffic, endangering the lives of other drivers. After a few miles, the suspect was involved in a single-vehicle accident and taken into custody.

Police recovered drugs after the arrest.