Waupun Man Chooses Trial Over Plea Agreement In Fleeing Case

12/22/17 – A Waupun man accused of running from police during a traffic stop in Beaver Dam chose to have is fate decided by jury rather than enter into a plea agreement. Kory Forrest had a plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Thursday but it was moved to a later date. Forrest is facing one felony count of Fleeing an Officer as well as misdemeanor charges of Bail Jumping and Operating with a Revoked License. Beaver Dam police officers pulled over Forrest in May and say they smelt a strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. As the officer returned to his squad car to call for backup, Forrest allegedly fled from the scene at speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour. Police deployed a tire deflation device which disabled Forrest’s vehicle on County Road A just north of County Road B. The 30-year-old fled on foot and was eventually caught in a nearby farm field. If convicted, Forrest faces up to five years in prison. The jury trial is set for January 30.