Wisconsin driver speeds through marsh at 85 mph, flips car, flees with dog

TOWN OF BROOKLYN, Wis. (WISC) -- A man and his dog fled from police during a traffic stop Thursday, according to a release from the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Officials pulled over the 30-year-old man from Princeton around 2 a.m. During the first contact, the man drove away from the officer, who then pursued him.

The man drove through a field and into a marsh at speeds reaching 85 mph, according to the release. The vehicle then struck an embankment and flipped into a ditch. The driver and his dog fled into a marsh.

A K9 track led officers to a local excavating company where police found a plow truck that looked like someone had tried to steal and saw that another vehicle was successfully stolen.

Officials found the man at a residence in Waushara County a short time later.

The man was arrested by Waushara County authorities and transferred back to the custody of the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office.

He is being charged with operating while intoxicated 10th offense, fleeing/eluding and theft of a motor vehicle. Officials say the incident remains under investigation.

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