Motorist Apprehended Following Brief Police Chase

(Town of Herman) A motorist was arrested after fleeing during a traffic stop Sunday night in the Town of Herman. The car was pulled-over for excessive speed around 7pm on State Highway 33 near County Highway AY. The driver stopped but as the lieutenant approached on foot, an odor of drugs was observed and before verbal contact was made, he drove away at a high rate of speed.  A brief pursuit followed of less than a mile before the suspect car lost control on the shoulder of the road, nearly crashing into other traffic before running off the road, becoming disabled and getting stuck in a field. The driver and only occupant was not injured, was arrested and taken to jail.  Charges of felony Fleeing a Traffic Officer are being requested through the District Attorney’s Office along with traffic charges including Operating After Revocation of Driver’s License. The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting the crash investigation.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact LT Brian Loos at 920-386-4117