Prairie Du Chien Man Heading To Trial On Charges He Fled Beaver Dam Police

(Beaver Dam) A Prairie du Chien man accused of running from Beaver Dam police is heading to trial. Kyle Orr Thursday waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a felony count of Fleeing as well as misdemeanor charge of Resisting and Operating While Revoked.

Beaver Dam officers were notified just before 2pm last Wednesday, January 26th, that a white cargo van driving by an individual wanted in connection to a theft in Fond du Lac was heading south on Highway 151. A short time later, police did locate a van fitting that description traveling at a high rate of speed.

A pursuit began which headed westbound on Highway 33, into the downtown, then south. According to the criminal complaint, police were traveling roughly 77-miles-per-hour in order to keep up with the vehicle which went through multiple red lights.

The chase ended when the van attempted to turn north onto 151 by the Madison Street bridge but it hit the curb, causing it to roll several times down the embankment. The driver, allegedly identified as Orr, tried to get out of the field but the vehicle’s tires were caught in a wire fence.

K-9 Boomer assisted police as Orr was taken into custody. Orr reportedly said he was not driving but when asked who was by police, he just repeated the statement.

If convicted, the 28-year-old faces over six years behind bars. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for March 23rd.