4/21/17 – A Sauk City man accused of running from Randolph police will proceed to trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. Matthew Hiller is charged with felony Attempting to Flee or Elude a Traffic Officer and misdemeanor Operating With Revoked License and Bail Jumping. Authorities observed an SUV blow through a stop sign earlier this month. According to the criminal complaint, when the officer began following the vehicle, it sped off and did not stop when the emergency lights were turned on. The SUV reportedly reached speeds of 70-to-80 miles per hour before it turned into a residential driveway. With assistance from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, officers searched the residence and allegedly found Hiller hiding in a garage. The 28-year-old reportedly admitted to investigators that he borrowed the car from a person that lived at the residence and confirmed that he was the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle. It was later discovered that Hiller had seven active warrants in several different counties and his license was revoked due to an OWI. If convicted, Hiller could face over four years in prison. An arraignment he4aring is scheduled next week.
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