Driver arrested following pursuit, crash, Sheriff’s Office says

Driver arrested following pursuit, crash, Sheriff’s Office says

A driver is in custody after a pursuit resulted in a crash and an arrest, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Officials said it happened around 7 p.m. Sunday when a patrol lieutenant attempted a traffic stop for speeding on State Highway 33 near County Highway AY in the Township of Herman.

According to the release, the car did stop. However, as the officer approached the vehicle on foot, an odor of drugs was detected from the car.

The driver then fled at a high speed, the release said.

According to the lieutenant, the resulting pursuit lasted less than a mile, as the suspect driver lost control of the car on the shoulder of the road, running off the road and getting stuck in a field.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was arrested, officials said.

No injuries requiring first aid were reported.

Authorities said that felony charges of fleeing a traffic officer will be requested from the District Attorney’s Office, along with other traffic charges, including operating after revocation of a driver’s license.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is the agency investigating the incident.