Sheboygan man charged after refusing to be arrested because he was in a play the next day

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Sheboygan man has been charged after he led deputies on a chase because he said he was too busy to be arrested. 

61-year-old David Neese was stopped for a defective headlight late at night on February 10. When Neese learned why he was pulled over he got out and tapped on the light which made it come back on. 

The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Deputy ran a records check which showed a warning flag for cause of arrest since Neese had used a company card without authorization and was wanted for charges. 

When the Deputy told Neese that he could be arrested he told the deputy that he couldn't be arrested "because he was in a play" and had a show the next day. The Deputy told Neese he could either drive himself to the police department or come in the squad car. The defendant again refused and the Deputy told him to get out of his car but instead Neese drove away and said he would turn himself in after the show. 

After chasing the suspect he pulled over again before saying something out of his window and then driving off again. Other units responded and spike strips were deployed successfully and Neese finally surrendered.

David Neese has been charged with resisting an officer and attempting to flee.

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