Man arrested after pursuit near Tomah ending in car crash

Dominic Olsen mugshot on the left, on the right side the car in the cornfield
Courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

TOMAH, Wis. — A Warrens man was arrested after a police pursuit near Tomah Thursday at 3:30 p.m. that ended with the driver crashing his vehicle.

The Monroe County 911 Communication Center received multiple calls of a vehicle speeding in and out of traffic. The car was hitting road signs and other vehicles, a release said.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Tomah Police Department responded. Units found the vehicle as it left the interstate near Highway 131 south of Tomah, the release said.

Officials tried to stop the car, but it continued driving erratically and fled. The driver lost control of the vehicle on County Highway M. The release said the driver lost control of the vehicle on a corner on County Highway M. The vehicle went into a field, crossed a creek and rolled.

The driver and passenger were uninjured and taken into custody. The passenger was not charged with a crime and released at the scene.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Dominic Olsen of Warrens. Olsen had multiple firearms and open containers of alcohol in the vehicle, the release said.

Olsen was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, fleeing and second degree recklessly endangering safety.