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Madison man leads Milwaukee and Waukesha Deputies on nine mile chase

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)  – Sunday morning, at 3:10 a.m., a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy saw a car swerving in traffic on I-94 west between General Mitchell Boulevard and Hawley Road. The driver ignored the deputy’s lights and siren and did not stop.

The deputy pursued the car and called for assistance from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and Brookfield Police Department as they approached the county line.

The driver exited the freeway to avoid stop sticks at Moorland Road, and re-entered again on the Moorland Road on-ramp. Waukesha Sheriff’s Deputies set more stop sticks east of Barker Road, which the driver hit, along with a pursuing deputy’s squad.

The fleeing car hit the median wall and then began driving the wrong way on I-94 going east in the westbound lanes.

The driver crossed over to the east lanes at Calhoun Road, exited the freeway at Moorland Road, before entering a lot at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel.

The driver then rammed a Waukesha County deputy’s squad in the parking lot causing severe damage to the squad and fled on foot.

A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy pursued the driver on foot and tackled the suspect.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Steven Dixon Jr. of Madison and continued to resist arrest until the deputy deployed his Taser.

Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt said, “The reckless abandonment of life and property by law breakers will be aggressively pursued by our agency. I commend our deputies, and the actions of Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Brookfield Police Department officers who risked their lives to apprehend this dangerous suspect.”

The pursuit covered just over nine miles and lasted eleven minutes. Dixon was taken to Froedtert Hospital for minor injuries from the crash, Taser aftercare, and a legal blood draw.

Two Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputies received injuries including cuts and bruises and a possible torn hamstring.

Dixon will be charged with OWI, operating while revoked, fleeing an officer, resisting or obstructing an officer, second degree endangering safety and citations for unsafe driving and unreasonable speed.

Dixon is currently on probation for fraud, disorderly conduct, resisting/obstructing, possession of cocaine, and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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