Man driving on sidewalks leads police on chase through downtown Madison

Madison police squad door

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say they have arrested a man who was allegedly driving recklessly on downtown sidewalks and eluding officers earlier this week.

Police say they received multiple calls from people just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday about a Chevy Impala with front-end damage driving recklessly downtown in the area of West Johnson St. and North Broom St., including driving on sidewalks and almost hitting people who were walking.

Police say officers were able to find the Impala, which was being driven by Zackary Vance, and put spikes down ahead of his path on University Ave.

Zackary Vance

Courtesy: Dane County Jail

Despite hitting the spikes, police say Vance kept driving down University Ave. on three flat tires. Police say they stopped their pursuit as Vance approached University Hospital.

From there, Vance allegedly parked and tried to run before being taken down by a K-9. Vance suffered what police described as minor hamstring injuries due to a bite from the K-9, and was taken to the hospital where he was medically cleared before being booked into the Dane County Jail.

Jail records show Vance is facing multiple charges, including 2nd-degree recklessly endangering safety, reckless driving, knowingly fleeing an officer, and violating his parole.