Madison Man Sought Following Pursuit

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for a Madison man following a high-speed pursuit Wednesday night.

A traffic stop was attempted Wednesday(February 16th, 2022) just before 7:30 p.m., on a vehicle for a mechanical violation on southbound USH 151 near STH 49, in the Town of Waupun.

Once the stop was made, the deputy learned the license plates did not match the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle then provided a false name, at which point he was asked to exit the vehicle.

The suspect instead fled from the scene and the pursuit began, covering just over 37 miles with speeds topping 100 mph and included the unsuccessful use of spike strips at numerous locations.

The pursuit was terminated on USH 151 near CTH VV in Dane County. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the pursuit.

The operator was identified as a 36-year-old Madison man, and he will be facing charges of fleeing/eluding, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, resisting/obstructing, and a probation and parole warrant. He is not yet in custody.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Beaver Dam Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and Dane County Sheriff’s Office.