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High speed chase in Manitowoc County ends in crash

Posted at 5:17 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 18:18:26-04

MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. — Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office says a Green Bay driver sped away from a deputy and ended up crashing into a utility pole early Tuesday morning.

At around 4:40 a.m. on I-43 in the township of Centerville, a Manitowoc County deputy tried to pull over a Silver 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The Sheriff's Office says the driver, identified as a 24-year-old man from Green Bay, sped off. The Sheriff's Office says he reached speeds of up to 115 mph. Eventually, the Sheriff's Office says the driver made his way into the city of Manitowoc, running a red light at County Road R / Rapids Road. The deputy then backed off on pursuing the driver.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies eventually found the suspect's car crashed into a utility pole on the south side of Calumet Avenue near South 37th Street. The driver and and his passenger had run off, the Sheriff's Office says. With the help of a citizen, the Sheriff's Office says deputies later found the two on the 1700 block of south 41st Street. Before they were found, the Sheriff's Office says the suspects hid in a garage.

Both the man and the 31-year-old woman passenger are facing multiple charges related to the chase.