Prairie Du Chien Man Sentenced To Prison For Fleeing Beaver Dam Police Through The Downtown

(Beaver Dam) A Prairie du Chien man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for running from Beaver Dam police. Kyle Orr entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Fleeing. Several misdemeanor charges of Resisting were dismissed but read into the record.

Beaver Dam officers were notified that a white cargo van driven by an individual wanted in connection to a theft in Fond du Lac was heading south on Highway 151 in January. A short time later, police did locate a van fitting that description traveling at a high rate of speed. A pursuit began, then headed westbound on Highway 33, into the downtown, and then south.

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, 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 said he was not driving but when asked who was by police, he just repeated the statement.

The 29-year-old was also placed on three years of extended supervision.