Early Morning Chase Ends In Arrest In FDL County

Motorists on Hwy. 41 were being detoured for a short period early Monday morning while a slow speed pursuit was in progress. 

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified shortly before 2:50 a.m. of a vehicle heading out of Winnebago County, south on I-41. The vehicle had fled from a traffic stop in Neenah, and was headed south at about 25 mph, due in part to Winnebago County Deputies employing spike strips.

The vehicle entered FDL County just before 3:15 a.m., where FDL County Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, again using spike strips in an attempt to disable the vehicle. Reports at one point said the chase was clocked at about 13 miles per hour. Deputies did manage to implement a “box-in” maneuver at which point the suspect rammed two marked patrol units. Deputies stopped the vehicle south of Hwy. F, and routed traffic off of I-41 at Highway B while the traffic stop was in progress.

A male driver, a 31-year old Appleton man, was taken into custody without further incident. He is facing charges of Felony Eluding, Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Operating Under the Influence. He also faces charges from the traffic stop in Neenah.

The pursuit covered over 18 miles and traffic was back open in all directions. No injuries were reported and the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted during the ordeal.