Juvenile Arrested Following Multi-County Chase

(Pardeeville) A 16-year-old was arrested Saturday afternoon after leading authorities on a high speed chase through two counties. It started around 12:27pm when a Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traveling at 120-miles-per-hour in a 55-mile-per-our zone on State Highway 60 in the Town of Leeds. The suspect vehicle did not stop for emergency lights and siren and a lengthy pursuit ensued with speeds in excess of 100-miles-per-hour. The suspect traveled through the Villages of Wyocena and Pardeeville. As the pursuit neared the Village of Pardeeville again, the pursuit was terminated.

Deputies located the vehicle in the Village of Pardeeville and the suspect fled again. The secondary pursuit continued until a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy successfully deployed a tire deflation device on Highway 51, with the car stopping just over the Dane county line. The 16-year-old was the sole occupant and was taken into custody and transported to a secure juvenile detention facility. Several citizens assisted by telling authorities where the suspect vehicle was last seen traveling.

The juvenile was cited for Eluding, Recklessly Endangering Safety, Operating While Impaired, Violation of a Public Health Order, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Hallucinogenic Drugs, Speeding, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Passing in a No Passing Zone. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Portage Police Department, and Blystone Towing.