On May 3rd, 2023 shortly after 11:00 PM, Dunn County Sheriffs' Deputies were advised of a vehicle pursuit entering Dunn County. The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit of a vehicle where an operator fled from law enforcement after being interrupted with a syringe in their arm while passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Dunn County Deputies successfully deployed tire deflation devices on the fleeing vehicle just outside of Menomonie on the interstate. After the vehicle's speed slowed down, deputies utilized a moving roadblock maneuver and successfully stopped the vehicle. After the vehicle stopped, the operator accelerated and attempted to escape the roadblock, striking a Dunn County squad truck causing significant damage.
A Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver was then conducted and the suspect vehicle became disabled in the median of the Interstate. The driver fled on foot and Deputies pursuit on foot across the traffic lanes and into a wooded area south of the Interstate. The suspect was taken into custody after the brief foot pursuit.
The vehicle was stolen out of St. Paul, MN and also was displaying a different set of stolen license plates. Further investigation also revealed that the same vehicle fled from St. Croix County law enforcement earlier in the day and a vehicle pursuit led from Hudson, WI to the area of St. Paul, MN before it was terminated.
The suspect was turned over to Eau Claire County Sheriffs' deputies where he was transported to their jail for Felony Charges.