Troopers use spikes to stop car in chase that reached 119 mph, DOT says

Pursuit passes through Monroe, Dane counties
Troopers use spikes to stop car in chase that reached 119 mph, DOT says
Dane County Records
John K. Stroman

Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers arrested a wanted man Thursday by using spikes to stop his car during a chase that reached speeds of 119 mph, according to a news release.

The U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that John K. Stroman, a wanted man out of Maryland, was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday. The marshals had pinged his phone to get his location in Sparta and warned the troopers that Stroman was known to be armed and would likely have drugs with him.

Troopers located the car driving on the interstate toward Madison. They set up spikes at multiple stages in case Stroman tried to get away.

When troopers tried to stop Stroman, he sped up to more than 100 mph. During the chase, speeds reached 119 mph. Authorities said he used the shoulders to elude officers and passed through all lanes of the interstate to dodge traffic.

It took multiple attempts to stop the car with spikes to end the chase. Spikes placed near DeForest hit the rear tire and Stroman was forced to slow down. The car then blew a tire just south of River Road in Windsor.

Troopers arrested Stroman, who cooperated with officer he cooperated. He is in Dane County Jail and could face charges for extradition, second-degree recklessly endangering safety and knowingly fleeing an officer.

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