2/18/17 – A Brandon man was convicted yesterday of running from police. Levi Schommer entered a no-contest plea to one felony Fleeing count for engaging in a high speed chase in August. An officer tried to pull Schommer over since his motorcycle did not have rear plates. The 16-year-old fled at speeds up to 100 miles per hour within Beaver Dam’s city limits before heading north on Highway 151 to Waupun. Officers called off the pursuit but found the motorcycle abandoned in a ditch along a cornfield. Police later received an anonymous tip that Schommer was the one operating the bike. When questioned, Schommer reportedly admitted to investigators that he fled to avoid losing his temporary driver’s license. Schommer is placed on 12 months’ probation plus serve 40 hours of community service. He must also write a letter of apology to the Beaver Dam Police Department, Waupun Police Department, and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department.
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