Green Bay Man Charged With Fleeing Waupun Police

(Waupun) A Green Bay man who fled from Waupun police made his initial appearance in court this week. Joseph Figueroa is facing a felony count of Fleeing. On August 2nd, a Waupun officer was conducting stationary radar observation along West Main Street when a silver BMW traveling eastbound was clocked going 45-miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. As the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, it continued driving sparking a pursuit. Police eventually lost contact with the vehicle but later located it parked along Grandview Avenue. When law enforcement approached the vehicle it was empty but police noticed a male and female walking by a nearby intersection. When questioned, the male – who was identified as Figueroa – allegedly admitted that the vehicle was his. Figueroa reportedly said he was on his way back to Green Bay and the speed limits kept changing, noting that he had his cruise control on the entire time. According to the criminal complaint, Figueroa said he kept driving because he was scared to lose demerit points on his license and that he only had one left. If convicted, the 20-year-old faces no more than three-and-a-half years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 10th.