(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man charged with running from police made his initial appearance in court Wednesday. Gideon Kloske is facing a felony charge of Fleeing.
A Beaver Dam police officer clocked a vehicle speeding on North Spring Street Tuesday night. When the cop activated their emergency lights, the vehicle accelerated away. During the two-mile pursuit, police reached speeds of 103-miles-per-hour and still had difficulties keeping up.
The chase continued onto Ollinger Road where the suspect vehicle crashed into a farm field. The driver, reportedly identified as Kloske, was taken custody. He reportedly admitted to seeing the squad’s lights behind him and said (quote) “I should have just pulled over.” Kloske allegedly said he had bad judgment and was showing off.
If convicted, the 21-year-old faces no more than six years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 15th.