Two Sheboygan Sheriff's Squads Damaged after Chase Involving PIT and Spike Strips
On Wednesday August 31 at 1:08 AM Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office Deputies were conducting a traffic stop in the parking lot of Kvindlog's Services in the Village of Waldo. As the deputies were speaking to the driver of the vehicle, they sped off and deputies gave chase.
The vehicle went southbound on State Highway 57 from Waldo, where a pursuing deputy attempted the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) as the suspect attempted to perform a U-Turn at County Highway F. The PIT was unsuccessful and the suspect continued southbound on Highway 57, where another deputy was able to deploy spike strips. The driver's side tires were deflated.
The suspect continued southbound on 57 when it crossed the median and and started to travel southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 57. A deputy tried a PIT, this time the suspect vehicle spun out into the median. The suspect vehicle was able to leave the median and traveled northbound on 57 in the northbound lanes. Spike strips were again deployed on 57 near County Highway U and were successful in deflating the passenger side tires. The suspect refused to stop and another PIT was utilized. The suspect vehicle finally stopped in the median after the PIT.
The driver tried to flee on foot and ultimately was taken into custody with a taser.
The suspect vehicle and two Sheriff's squads were damaged as a result of the pursuit.
There was no injuries to the suspect or any deputies.
The suspect is currently being held at the Sheboygan County Detention Center on a warrant from Probation and Parole, along with a warrant from Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect will be referred to the District Attorney's Office for Charges of: Eluding, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.