Wrong-way driver leads Greenfield police on high-speed chase

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GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A convicted sex offender is in the Milwaukee County Jail after leading Greenfield police on a high-speed wrong-way chase early Wednesday morning, March 3.

Police video shows the suspect crashing at a roundabout next to Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hales Corners.

All that remains of the crash at the scene is debris from the car and tire tracks in the snow.

A Greenfield officer saw a gray SUV driving the wrong way down Forest Home Avenue and started a chase around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police used stop sticks near the intersection of Forest Home and 92nd. The SUV hit them but kept on driving until he reached the roundabout in Hales Corners.

The driver of the SUV crashed through the roundabout and the SUV stopped on the church's lawn. The driver got out and began running, police body camera video shows an officer tackling him moments later.

Police arrested the man for OWI, driving with an invalid drivers license and fleeing from police. Greenfield police said the man also had an active arrest warrant.

In the squad car, the man asked the officer for a favor.

"You think my mom can pick up the car?" asked the suspect.

"Yeah, we'll handle that when the time comes, man," said the officer.

Wisconsin Corrections records show the man is on supervision for a 2015 sexual assault case.

He's also been convicted of bail jumping and obstructing a police officer.

Charges related to Wednesday's chase have not been filed so far.

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