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Man arrested after high-speed chase in Jackson County Monday

The 53-year-old man is accused of going as fast as 99mph to get away from police.
Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 8:52 AM CDT
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TOWN OF HIXTON (JACKSON COUNTY), Wis. (WEAU) - A man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase Monday night in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 53-year-old Robert Wilkinson of Fairchild was going as fast as 99 miles per hour during the chase, according to court documents filed with charges.

A deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on Wilkinson’s vehicle at 9:28 p.m. Monday on County Road A in the Town of Hixton. Wilkinson then sped away, but then crashed into a ditch. Wilkinson was arrested and received citations for unreasonable and imprudent speed, failure to register vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign. Wilkinson received charges Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court of attempting to flee or elude an officer, bail jumping, operating a motor vehicle while revoked and carrying a concealed knife, according to online court records.

Wilkinson is being held at the Jackson County Jail..

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