Man arrested for OWI after driving into parade route in downtown Beloit

BELOIT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two men were arrested and are facing multiple charges after driving into the parade route in downtown Beloit.

Curtis Metz, 38, of Darlington is facing charges of OWI - 5th offense, knowingly fleeing an officer, driving after revocation, obstructing an officer, and reckless driving.

His passenger, a 52-year-old Beloit man, was also arrested on two felony bench warrants. 

According to police, Metz drove his truck past a squad with illuminated lights and through the barrier at Grand Avenue and Park Avenue. One of the officers used his hands to hit the front of the suspect's truck to get him to stop.

Once the truck was stopped, Metz allegedly refused to follow orders or speak with officers. Instead, he took off westbound into the parade route.

Once out of the parade route, officers attempted to use stop sticks. The vehicle continued to travel into South Beloit until it went into a cornfield.

Metz and his passenger were then taken into custody after the car stopped between two trees.

No one was injured as a result. 

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