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Four people arrested in two separate vehicle chases

 Credit: Derek Seifert / U.S. Air Force
Credit: Derek Seifert / U.S. Air Force (KKTV)
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 5:03 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 9:26 PM CDT
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DUNN & TREMPEALEAU COUNTIES, Wis. (WEAU) - Two high-speed chases take place through western Wisconsin within an eight-hour period leading to the arrests of four people.

The first chase started around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night on westbound I-94, near the border of Eau Claire and Dunn counties, when a trooper tried to stop a vehicle for speeding.

Speeds reached 120 miles per hour, before it was called off due to a construction zone in Dunn County.

The chase picked back up in St. Croix County when another law enforcement agency had contact with the vehicle.

Tire deflation devices were used to stop the vehicle.

Five people were in the vehicle, and the driver was arrested.

Troopers say a search of the vehicle found drugs.

Just before 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, the second pursuit began on I-94 near the exit with Osseo in Trempealeau County when a trooper tried to stop a vehicle for speeding.

The driver was able to get away after turning around in a crossover.

However, a trooper in an airplane later spotted the vehicle headed west on 94.

The driver hit tire deflation devices, and the vehicle eventually stopped in a parking lot in Menomonie.

Three people ran from the vehicle, but were all taken into custody.

Troopers say a loaded handgun was thrown from the vehicle near where the chase ended.

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