FDL Chase Suspect Charged

Charges have been filed in Fond du Lac County against the 16-year-old Milwaukee boy who led police on a dangerous high speed chase in Fond du Lac. Charges were filed Wednesday against Matthew Hinkle. They include one felony count of fleeing an officer and three misdemeanor counts of hit and run. Hinkle allegedly strong armed and stole a vehicle from someone in Milwaukee on July 8th. When police spotted the vehicle in Fond du Lac Hinkle fled from them. During the pursuit he rammed two squad cars and hit another motorist’s car. The chase ended after he hit that driver’s car at Johnson and National and his vehicle hit a speed sign, light pole and some trees. He tried to flee on foot, but was caught by a police dog. His initial court appearance is scheduled for August 18th. Fond du Lac Police photo.