Indiana Man Given Jail Time For Running From Beaver Dam Police

(Beaver Dam) An Indiana man guilty of running from Beaver Dam police was in court yesterday (Thursday) for his sentencing hearing. Daniel Curiel was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was placed on probation for three years. The 26-year-old entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Fleeing. A misdemeanor charge of Resisting was dismissed but read into the record. A woman called into 911 while driving last August and reported that an unknown vehicle had been following her from Randolph. Dodge County dispatch told her to head to the Beaver Dam police station where officers would intercept. As both vehicles approached the Tower parking lot along South Spring Street, police attempted a traffic stop but the suspect driver accelerated away. The officer kept pursuit of the vehicle which traveled through several city streets and continued to South Beaver Dam, then east along County Highway S, at times reaching speeds of 90-miles-per-hour. The vehicle eventually stopped just short of tire deflation devices at the intersection of County Highway A. The driver, identified as Curiel, at first followed commands to get out of the vehicle and walk towards a nearby ditch. Curiel began to walk faster which prompted police to use a Taser. The criminal complaint does not indicate why Curiel may have been tailing the individual from Randolph but his mother told authorities that her son left their residence in Indiana and went to work the day before the incident. When Curiel did not return, the family started to reach out to law enforcement. His mother says that Curiel had not taken prescription medication for two to three months.