Montello Man Arrested Following Multi-County Pursuit

A Montello man was arrested Monday (6/13/2022) following a pursuit that started in Fond du Lac County.

A Wisconsin State Trooper responded to a complaint call involving a vehicle that was operating erratically Monday just after 7:00 p.m.

The trooper located the vehicle near northbound I-41 and Lost Arrow Rd., and attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle continued north into Winnebago County, striking a tire deflation device, and then coming to rest near I-41 and Hwy. 21.

Michael J Welch, 58 years of age, from Montello, WI was arrested by the for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 5th offense, and taken to the Fond du Lac County Jail.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the pursuit. The matter is still under investigation, pending legal blood sample results.