Chase lasts 20 miles with speeds over 115 mph in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Just after midnight Saturday morning the Washington County Sheriff's Office was called for two cars driving recklessly on I-41 in Fond du Lac County.

Around 12:40 a.m. a Washington County Deputy saw two cars driving over 100 mph on I-41 near State Highway 33 in Addison. The deputy tried to stop both cars but they sped up and the deputy gave chase.

As two other deputies were ready to join the chase the cars went through a median and started driving south in the I-41 north lanes. The cars drove this way for 20 seconds before going through another median back onto I-41 south. 

The cars got off of I-41 at State Highway 144 in Slinger before deputies could get spike strips deployed. Deputies again tried to use spike strips at the intersection of Highway 33 and Highway 175 in Addison but the cars drove through a lawn causing damage.

The driver of one car got out and tried to get in the other car that was driving around the house trying to avoid deputies. The disabled driver was unable to get in the other car and was arrested after a brief foot chase. He was identified as a 19-year-old man from Neenah and was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The other driver got back on Highway 175 and drove north. The chase went into Dodge County and then back into Washington County before the car got disabled in a field on County Highway D near I-41 in Wayne. The driver of the car escaped but an 18-year-old woman passenger was arrested.

Both cars were stolen Friday night in Winnebago County.

Officials said the chase lasted 20 miles and went over 115 mph.

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