Man facing several charges after leading local authorities on pursuit, officer on leave after firing gun
WASHINGTON COUNTY (CBS 58) -- An Appleton man is facing multiple charges after leading authorities on a chase in Fond du Lac and Washington counties.
Around 12:55 a.m. on Monday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office of a vehicle pursuit on southbound Interstate 41. The pursuit entered Washington County with two deputies joining Fond du Lac County deputies and a state patrol trooper.
According to authorities, while traveling southbound in the Town of Polk, the 25-year-old suspect drove through the median into the northbound lands. The suspect then crossed through the median again, driving north in the southbound lanes.
Washington County officials say the suspect then drove toward a sheriff’s supervisor’s squad. The supervisor exited the car and ran toward the rear as the suspect drove into the squad’s front driver side. The supervisor then shot at the suspect and the car stopped. Other officers tased the suspect and removed him from the car. Authorities say the suspect was not hit by any bullets and suffered minor injuries from the crash.
The West Bend Police Department is investigating the sheriff’s supervisor’s use of force. The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigation the crash. The supervisor will be on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle the suspect was driving was stolen from Oshkosh.