Indiana Man Makes Initial Appearance On Charges He Fled Beaver Dam Police

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $2,500 Thursday for an Indiana man charged with running Beaver Dam police. Daniel Curiel is facing a felony count of Fleeing and a misdemeanor charge of Resisting. Just after 12pm Wednesday (August 26th), a woman called into 911 while driving 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 travelled 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, reportedly identified as Curiel, at first followed commands to get out of the vehicle and walk towards a nearby ditch. According to the criminal complaint, Curiel began to walk faster which prompted police to use a Taser. Curiel allegedly refused multiple commands to stop resisting before he was subdued. If convicted, the 25-year-old faces over four years in prison.