Kenosha man facing multiple charges following OWI police pursuit in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT -- A Kenosha man, 27, is facing multiple charges following an OWI-related police pursuit in Mount Pleasant Saturday, June 8.

Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were notified that a Kenosha County sheriff's deputy's squad car was struck in Kenosha around 3:30 a.m. Officers were told the offending vehicle left the scene.

Officials with the Wisconsin State Patrol located the vehicle and began pursuing the vehicle northbound on State Highway 31. Due to speeds over 130 miles per hour, the pursuit was terminated. Mount Pleasant police officers were then able to locate the vehicle heading northbound on State Highway 31 at 16th Street, going 75 miles per hour. Officers then initiated a second pursuit as the vehicle headed westbound on State Highway 20 from State Highway 31.

Officers then began setting up stop sticks near State Highway 20 and 90th Street. The vehicle then turned northbound on 90th Street and continued at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle crossed Old Spring Street, the driver turned onto the dead end road of Shady Oaks Trail. The driver then came to a stop and was taken into custody without further incident.

As officers were speaking with the driver, they noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from his body. Officers administered standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed.

The man was taken to the Racine County Jail on the following charges: Fleeing and eluding, OWI, first offense, recklessly endangering safety and multiple traffic citations.