16-year-old taken into custody following 120 mph chase

Dane County investigates a hit and run accident
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TOWN OF LEEDS, Wis. — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says it was able to stop a 16-year-old following a high speed chase Saturday afternoon.

According to a release, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy initially tried to stop the teen for going 120 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.

The teen led deputies on a chase through the Villages of Wyocena and Pardeeville, before a Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to stop the car with a spike strip on Highway 51.

The 16-year-old driver was taken into custody and brought to a juvenile detention facility. The teen faces charges of of eluding, recklessly endangering safety, operating while impaired, violating a public health order, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of hallucinogenic drugs, speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign and passing in a no passing zone.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Portage Police Department and Blystone Towing.