42-Year-Old Oshkosh Man Wanted For Eluding, Possession Of Cocaine After Fond du Lac Chase
A 42-year-old Oshkosh man will be charged with eluding and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver
after running from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department twice Thursday night.
Around 8 PM, a sergeant with the sheriff’s department pulled the man over for a traffic violation on Interstate 41 near County Highway B.
The officer was able to get the identification of the driver and a passenger in the vehicle and called for a backup unit after smelling an odor of drugs coming from the vehicle.
When the second unit arrived, the driver took off.
Officers pursued the man into the City of Fond du Lac on Military Street but soon terminated the chase at Hickory Street. This pursuit
lasted 6.6 miles according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.
About nine minutes later, the vehicle was seen driving recklessly in the city, running red lights and driving 65 in a 25 mph zone.
Officers again tried to pull the man over but he fled westbound on Johnson Street.
After missing a set of tire deflation devices near Johnson and Peters, the man turned north on Interstate 41 where speeds increased to 120 mph.
Deputies involved in the chase observed a bag of a white powdered substance get thrown out of the passenger side window south of County Highway N.
Because the officers knew who the subject was, they chose to terminate the pursuit as the vehicle entered Winnebago County.
The second chase travelled 12.5 miles.
The City of Fond du Lac and Village of North Fond du Lac police assisted in the chase and no property damage or injuries resulted from either chase