Fond Du Lac Man Arrested After Pursuit With Authorities

(Friendship) A Fond du Lac man was arrested early Saturday morning after a four-and-a-half mile pursuit with authorities. A Fond du Lac sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at Lakeshore Drive in the town of Friendship around 1:43am.

The suspect vehicle accelerated away, and the operator turned off their lights in an effort to evade law enforcement. Deputies observed the driver discard an item from the vehicle during the chase which was later found and suspected to be drug-related contraband. The pursuit continued until the vehicle left the roadway and impacted several trees.

The 34-year-old driver was arrested and is facing felony charges of Fleeing and OWI. He also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. A 20-year-old passenger was released. Both sustained minor injuries. No deputies were injured during the pursuit.