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Madison man charged with fleeing officer at 110 mph

Sheriff: Man found walking in road, yelling 30 minutes after pursuit

RIDGEWAY, Wis. - Authorities said a man was arrested Friday morning after he fled an officer speeding.

The Iowa County Sheriff's Department said at about 1:33 a.m., a Mineral Point poice officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Highway 151 at 110 mph.

According to the sheriff's report, the officer lost the vehicle on a curve and ended the pursuit near Ridgeway, Wis.
About a half an hour later, at 2:01 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to Highway HHH for a report of a person outside yelling. A deputy found Bradley E. Ziltner, 32, of Madison, walking down the middle of the road, the report noted.

Ziltner's vehicle was found on Prairie Road, the sheriff's department said. The Mineral Point officer identified the vehicle as the one he'd attempted to stop earlier.
Ziltner was arrested and taken to Iowa County Jail on charges of fleeing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on bond, authorities said.

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