Juneau Man Jailed For Police Chase

(Beaver Dam) A Juneau man who ran from police was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail with work release privileges. Ryan Wehrmann pled guilty to two felony counts of Fleeing or Eluding an Officer and Bail Jumping. On July 16, a Beaver Dam police officer heard a vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed on Highway 151 just north of State Highway 33. As the car passed the officers location he clocked it going 99-miles-per-hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone. As emergency lights were active, Wehrmann increased his speed and began to pass other motorists to get away. During the pursuit, the officer reached speeds in excess of 120-miles-per-hour. A tire deflation device was deployed just north of Highway 49 which destroyed the driver’s side tire and caused the vehicle to come to a complete stop. Wehrmann was arrested and admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that evening. The 21-year-old blew a zero-point-zero-four-five (0.045) during a preliminary-breath-test. In addition to prison, Wehrmann was placed on probation for three years.