Driver leads deputies on high speed chase through Chippewa County

TOWN OF LAFAYETTE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man was arrested after a high speed chase through Chippewa County Thursday afternoon.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says 24-year-old Adam Will was booked into the jail for OWI, fleeing an officer, and reckless driving.

The department says deputies tried to pull over Will for speeding near the Lafayette Town Hall around 2 p.m. That's when he drove off, leading to a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Deputies say Will eventually ended up in a ditch at 70th Avenue and 190th Street. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and then sent to the jail.



Date: 10/03/2013

Time: 1:55 p.m.

Incident: Felony Fleeing, OMVWI, and Reckless Driving.

Location: 190th Street @ 70TH Avenue Town of Lafayette, Chippewa County

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, WI State Patrol.

Operator/Registered Owner of Suspect Vehicle: Adam C. Will dob 03/06/1989 of Chippewa Falls, WI.

Summary: On Thursday October 3rd, 2013 at about 1:55 p.m. a Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed a white Chevrolet Camaro drive by his location at a high rate of speed on 197th Street near CTH X. The deputy pursued the suspect vehicle on CTH X and 190th Street in the Town of Lafayette. The suspect driver/registered owner did not have license plates displayed on the vehicle.

The driver fled north bound on 190th Street. Speeds were reported at 100 MPH. The suspect driver failed to negotiate a tee intersection at 190th Street and 70th Avenue and entered the north ditch of 70th Avenue. The suspect driver was taken into custody on scene and transported to the Chippewa County Jail for: Felony Fleeing an Officer, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Reckless Driving.

No injury, vehicle, or property damage occurred from this incident.

The incident is still under investigation at this time.

Lt. Rick Starck
Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.

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