Sheriff: Man fleeing police in stolen car faces multiple charges after wreck
BERLIN, Wis. — A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a police chase Saturday in Green Lake County a stolen car Saturday, officials said.
The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy attempted to stop a 2006 Ford Fusion at 12:30 a.m. in the city of Berlin.
According to the report, the vehicle didn’t stop, was attempting to evade law enforcement, and nearly caused a crash with a law enforcement patrol car. The fleeing vehicle was pursued west of Berlin on County Road E and into Marquette County, south on Highway 73 through Neshkoro. The car continued to flee, heading south on Highway 73 and back into Green Lake County, where the City of Princeton police deployed stop sticks on Main Street at Fourth Street.
The Fusion then lost control and crashed into a traffic sign and power pole, the sheriff’s office said. A man ran from the wrecked car on foot and was taken into custody a short time later.
The Oshkosh teen suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken for medical treatment, officials said. He’s facing tentative charges of operating while under the influence of a restricted or controlled substance, fleeing police, resisting or obstructing officers, recklessly endangering safety with a motor vehicle, bail jumping and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. The car was reported stolen out of Oshkosh and had stolen license plates, the report said.
The sheriff’s office said Monday that the driver is in the Green Lake County Corrections facility held on suspicion of a a probation violation.
The case is under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.
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