Fight outside Janesville bar leads to 3 arrests
Police: Man charged with OWI after fleeing cops, another arrested carrying knife
Police said a fight outside a Janesville bar lead to a vehicle pursuit and a drunken driving charge early Saturday.
The Janesville Police Department said three men were seen fighting outside a bar on Beloit Avenue at about 12:44 a.m. after a hip-hop concert.
Officers dispersed the crowd and arrested 31-year-old Zachary Geimer, who they said caused the fight and was still armed with a knife when police took him into custody.
Police attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the lot during the fight, but the driver fled, leading officers on a chase for less than a mile, according to the report. The car left the roadway and became stuck in the snow in a plowed field on the 2600 block of Venture Drive.
Curtis Dortch, 34, was arrested and charged with fleeing, second-offense operating while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license, police said.
Police also said 35-year-old Christopher Brooks was arrested on a probation hold.
A man was treated and released at Mercy Hospital for a laceration to his hand, police said. It wasn't clear if it was one of the men arrested or another party who was injured.
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