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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after leading authorities on multi-county chase

Updated: 6:03 a.m. on April 12, 2018

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A man is in custody after leading several police agencies on a multi-county chase Thursday morning.

The New Berlin Police Department says it was notified around 2:39 a.m. that a Walworth County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a chase with a car with no registration plates. The deputy had pulled over the car during a traffic stop and smelled marijuana, but the car drove off during the stop.

New Berlin officers then tried to stop the car on I-43 northbound near Sunnyslope Rd. Authorities say the car did not stop and the situation turned into a chase. Tire deflation devices were successfully used and the car eventually stopped after crashing into a road construction sign near I-43 NB and 116th St. Police say the driver immediately got out of the car and ran away.

Police K9s from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and the New Berlin Police Department were used to help find the suspect, along with a thermal drone from Greenfield Police. The suspect was found hiding in a nearby yard where he was bit by a K9 and taken into custody without incident.

The driver suffered minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing. 

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Updated: 5:51 a.m. on April 12, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, all lanes are reopen on I-43.

New Berlin Police continue to investigate the incident. 

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Posted: 4:37 a.m. on April 12, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- New Berlin Police are currently investigating an incident along the highway near I-43 and S. 116 St. around 2:50 a.m.

All northbound lanes at S. 116th St. are closed due to the incident. 

A car was spotted in the ditch. A CBS 58 crew on the scene saw police searching the area and one person being put into a squad car. 

Northbound traffic should detour at the W. Layton Ave. exit and drivers can take either W. Layton Ave. to N. 76th St. or take Hwy. 100 to I-894. 

This is a developing story. Follow CBS 58 on-air and online as details emerge. 


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