Man arrested for fleeing a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy

A Milwaukee man faces multiple charges after fleeing a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy late Thursday night.

Just before midnight Thursday, the deputy tracked a vehicle on westbound I-94 at 16th Street. The man was going 69 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. The deputy followed and activated his emergency lights, but the vehicle did not stop. The operator did not respond to the squad’s siren and continued on I-94, deviating from his lane of travel.

The driver, 43-year-old Randy Simpson, then led the deputy on a nearly four-mile pursuit that reached speeds of up to 66 mph on city streets. Simpson drove to the alley behind his home, with the squad behind him, and twice backed up into the squad in an attempt to park in his parking spot.

When he failed to get into his spot, Simpson drove away from the squad to go around the block and try again. While his second attempt to park was successful, he refused to get out of the car, and officers responding from West Milwaukee broke the window to gain entry.

The deputies and officers on the scene noted Simpson smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The preliminary breath test (PAC) conducted at the downtown jail registered .15 - or more than twice the legal limit.

Simpson now faces a felony charge for Fleeing/Eluding, misdemeanor charges for OWI-2nd and PAC 2nd, and citations for Speeding, Deviation from Designated Lane, Failure to Obey Sign and Unsafe Backing. He faces up to four-and-a-half years in prison if convicted.