GREENFIELD, Wis. - A wrong-way driver led Greenfield police on a wild pursuit early Wednesday morning, March 3 -- first by car, and then on foot. Officers soon discovered it wasn't the driver's first run-in with the law.
The pursuit lasted more than five miles, starting in Greenfield and ending in Hales Corners on the lawn of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where that driver was put in handcuffs.
Just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a wrong-way driver caught the attention of Greenfield police near 47th and West Forest Home. Ignoring lights and sirens, the driver kept his foot on the gas.
Continuing westbound on Forest Home, the driver hit stop sticks near 92nd Street and kept driving. The 28-year-old then met his match in a Hales Corners roundabout, where his tires deflated.
"He's crashed at the church!" an officer is heard saying on body camera video.
After crashing, the Milwaukee man took off on foot until he was tackled by an officer, with others not far behind.
"In case you didn't know, you are under arrest," an officer said.
After being searched and placed in a squad, the suspect asked police to call his mom.
"You think my mom can pick up the car? Hey, can you call for my mom?" the suspect can be heard asking an officer.
"Yeah, we'll handle that when the time comes, man," the officer said.
Officers, soon learned why he was running from the law.
"I'm on probation," the suspect told police after he was placed in handcuffs.
"You know you got a warrant, right?" an officer asked.
"Yeah, my PO told me. Because I ain't charged my bracelet," the suspect said.
On top of a warrant for his arrest, the suspect was arrested for OWI, driving without a license, and fleeing from police.
He has priors range from obstructing an officer to second-degree sexual assault of a minor.