Police: Man who fled police had pot, gun

Man caught during foot chase
Police: Man who fled police had pot, gun

McFarland police said a 23-year-old Madison man was found with marijuana and a gun after fleeing officers early Monday morning.

An officer tried to pull over a vehicle at 1:25 a.m. on a traffic violation, but the driver failed to stop. Officers chased the vehicle for about a mile before calling off the pursuit because out of safety concerns because the suspect vehicle was speeding.

An officer with another agency spotted the vehicle shortly after the chase and the driver got out and ran. He was quickly caught, according to police.

Officers said 400 grams of marijuana and a handgun were found in the vehicle.
The man was arrested on suspicion of fleeing an officer and possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.