Teen flees from cops on motorcycle, later turns himself in

The Sparta Police Department says on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m., an officer working in the area of the Sparta High School saw a motorcycle being driven in the area at a high rate of speed.

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SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU)-Police arrested a teen after he fled from cops on his motorcycle at a high rate of speed.

The Sparta Police Department says on Tuesday around 1:30 p.m., an officer working in the area of the Sparta High School saw a motorcycle being driven in the area at a high rate of speed. The officer estimated that the cycle was going at about 70MPH as it proceeded east through the intersection of Montgomery Street at Black River Street.

The officer tried to stop the speeding motorcycle, however, the driver, Jonah Miller, 17, of Sparta, started driving off road through residential yards and several open fields, including River Run Golf Course.

During the pursuit, the officer recognized Miller and the pursuit was ended. The officer later called Miller, who turned himself in at the police department. The motorcycle Miller was driving and the jacket he was wearing were later recovered in a field just outside the city limits. Miller had covered the items with brush in an attempt to hide them. Miller was arrested for knowingly fleeing an officer and taken to the Monroe County Jail. Miller, who was not wearing a helmet, also had a suspended driver's license.


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