August 18, 2017 – A 37-year-old town of Addison man is currently in custody following a 2.8 mile pursuit this morning at 2:11 a.m.
The incident began in the area of STH 175 and CTH W when a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle speeding northbound on STH 175. The deputy attempted to catch up to the vehicle at which point it turned eastbound on Crooked Rd and then back south on CTH W.
The suspect then failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of CTH W and STH 175 and fled back northbound at speeds reaching 110 m.p.h.
The suspect proceeded eastbound on STH 33, after failing to stop for the stop sign, and sped towards Allenton at speeds near 100 m.p.h.
As the driver proceeded down the incline on STH 33 into Allenton, he lost control of the vehicle and drove off road, in the south ditch line, for approximately 400-500 feet before striking a culvert. That collision disabled his vehicle.
Although the driver denies seeing the squad car behind him at any time during the incident, at this point he had the opportunity to meet the deputy face-to-face which we believe he was so anxious to avoid.
During that contact the deputy noticed indications of intoxication. The suspect currently has one OWI pending in court and was administratively suspended from driving due to that pending incident. He also has an occupational drivers license, but as you can imagine, it does not cover attempting to elude law enforcement while intoxicated.
The driver was subsequently arrested for operation while intoxicated, felony eluding and operation while suspended.