Jeffrey Strasser pleads no contest to amended charges

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 41-year-old Jeffrey Strasser of Racine pleaded no contest on Monday, February 3rd in a Milwaukee County court to two disorderly conduct citations. Strasser had most recently faced a charge of reckless driving, endangering safety.

According to the original criminal complaint, Strasser was behind the wheel of a black Lamborghini in April 2012. An officer saw Strasser take off from the curb, squealing the tires and heading westbound on Juneau Ave. from Water St. The Lamborghini did not have its lights on.

The complaint indicates a pursuit was underway. At one point, the Lamborghini was estimated to be traveling 60 miles-per-hour in a 30 mph zone. Strasser did not pull over for officers in pursuit.

Eventually the exotic car pulled into a parking lot at Juneau and Water. The complaint says Strasser refused to unlock the car at first. Once the door opened up, he also refused to show his hands. The complaint says that’s when Strasser was physically removed from the car and placed under arrest.

With the plea deal, Strasser avoids a jury trial. He must also pay $100 fines for each of two citations.