Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Police say a 21-year-old went 100 mph on the freeway to elude an Oak Creek police officer. He was later arrested and issued multiple citations.

Police say a 21-year-old Milwaukee man sped down 13th Street and went an estimated 100 mph on the freeway to elude an Oak Creek police officer.

But he was later found and issued multiple citations for the Saturday morning incident, and could face charges from the district attorney's office as well.

According to an Oak Creek police report:

About 8:20 a.m., an officer handling a separate traffic stop saw a small silver vehicle going westbound on Drexel Avenue at a high rate of speed, spin out at the intersection with 13th Street, and then continue northbound on 13th Street at 80-90 mph.

The vehicle then turned west on Rawson Avenue and traveled at a normal speed. But the driver wouldn't stop for the officer, and twice stopped abruptly in traffic. At one point, he appeared to stare the officer down.

After the second abrupt stop, the vehicle took off at an estimated 100 mph. The officer followed him onto the freeway as the driver went northbound on Interstate 94, but canceled the pursuit about 8:25 a.m. just south of Layton Avenue. The driver continued into Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police went to the man's listed address and spoke with a person who identified the driver as his brother. At 1:50 p.m., the officer made contact with the man, who said he did not know why an officer wanted to speak with him.

He was ordered into the and received citations for operating after suspension, reckless driving-endangering safety and operating without insurance.

Police were also seeking a charge of eluding officer; he has not been charged as of Wednesday morning, according to online court records.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something