Dodge County Police Chase Results In Six Month Jail Sentence

(Calamus) A Madison teen was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for running from Dodge County deputies. Eighteen-year-old Denaje Atkins entered a no contest plea in June to a felony count of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and had two felony counts of Fleeing and Bail Jumping dismissed but read into the record. A sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding last October on Highway 151 near Gunn Road in the Town of Calamus. The car accelerated away and was clocked going 120-miles-per-hour during the pursuit that lasted just over 30 miles. The chase entered into Columbia County, where law enforcement laid down spike strips, but the vehicle was able to avoid them. The car was eventually disabled in Dane County near exit 101. Three people were taken into custody at gun point. When questioned, Atkins admitted to being the driver. In addition to six months with work release privileges, Atkins was placed on probation for three years and ordered to perform 75 hours of community service.