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Washington County man arrested after stopped car on highway leads to foot chase

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Washington County Deputy driving on State Highway 144 near Newark Drive Thursday night around 11:23 p.m. came upon a car stopped in the middle of traffic.

When the Deputy pulled up next to the car the driver fled on foot with what the deputy thought to be a gun in his hand.

Neighboring agencies responded and a perimeter was set up. As law enforcement began to search the area they heard a woman screaming from a nearby house. When deputies investigated the scream they saw the suspect run into a field and started a foot chase. The screaming woman was drunk and did not give any information but officials later learned she was in the car with the suspect and left after getting into an argument with the driver.

A K9 from Germantown responded to the scene and tracked the driver, identified as a 24-year-old Farmington man, through fields where he then ran into his house.

After a short 30 minute standoff the man left the house and was arrested for resisting arrest, OWI and driving with a revoked license.

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