Berlin Man Sentenced For Multi County Car Chase

A 20-year-old Berlin man spent part of his birthday in a Fond du Lac County courtroom Friday where he pled “no contest” to charges stemming from a multi-county high speed car chase. Maxwell Decker pled to two car theft charges and an eluding charge from the August 2014 pursuit. A prison sentence was with held and he was placed on probation for three years, which will be added to a Dodge County sentence. Last month in Dodge County Court Decker was sentenced to 6 years in prison, 5 years of extended supervision and 3 ½ years of probation. He was previously sentenced in Green Lake County Court to 3 years in prison and 3 years of extended supervision. The 12-mile chase started when he stole a car in Berlin. The chase on Highway 175 wove through Fond du Lac County and ended in Dodge County where he abandoned a car in a cornfield. There was a second car chase the following day through the side streets in Beaver Dam.