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Traffic pursuit of stolen vehicle followed by serious crash in Dodge County, WI | By Dodge Co. Sheriff

May 24, 2023 – Dodge Co., WIOn May 24, 2023 at 3:46 p.m., Beaver Dam Police Department attempted to stop a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle sped off on USH 151 near CTH W, Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI and a traffic pursuit was initiated.  The pursuit continued at a high rate of speed southbound on CTH G and when officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle, the pursuit was terminated.

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Shortly after the pursuit had been terminated, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center took a 911 call from a homeowner reporting a single vehicle crash that had struck a tree on Well Road near CTH G, Town of Lowell, Dodge County, WI.

This vehicle was the stolen vehicle that fled from Beaver Dam Police Officers and the driver suffered serious injuries.

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Pao Yang of Appleton, WI.  Pao Yang had a warrant out for this arrest, the vehicle was a stolen rental car, and the vehicle was equipped with an electronic license plate flipper.  Pao Yang was taken by Flight for Life helicopter to Aurora Medical Center in Summit for his injuries.

Pao Yang was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated, drug related, by a Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is completing the crash investigation with the assistance of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team.

Assisting at the scene was Clyman/ Lowell/ Reeseville Fire Department, Beaver Dam Paramedics, DCERT, and Flight for Life.

The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Beaver Dam Police Department is continuing with their investigation.

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