High-speed chase through city reaches 100 mph
Brookfield police arrested a 25-year-old Waukesha man who led an officer on a high-speed chase through the city.
According to the city of Brookfield police:
An officer saw a vehicle turning from northbound Lilly Road to westbound Capitol Drive about 1 a.m. May 20. The officer was familiar with the vehicle from a previous incident and knew the driver did not have a valid license.
The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but it fled at a high rate of speed, traveling west on Capitol before turning south on Pilgrim Road. The officer again tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver again took off, hitting estimated speeds of 100 mph on Pilgrim. The vehicle also ran through red lights at Pilgrim and Burleigh roads.
The officer called off the pursuit in the interest of safety, and alerted other city officers and law enforcement agencies about the vehicle.
Another officer eventually saw the vehicle in the driveway of a home in the 3300 block of Town Trail. The keys were still in the ignition.
Nearby, officers pulled over a second vehicle and found the driver of the first car hiding on the floor in the back seat. He was arrested for knowingly fleeing an officer and driving with a suspended license.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 25-year-old Hartland man, was arrested for obstruction, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police found 12.1 grams of marijuana and various pills in his possession.
Truck fire on Interstate 94 causes $25,000 in damage
A truck carrying cars caught fire on Interstate 94 in Brookfield last week, causing $25,000 in damage.
According to the City of Brookfield Fire Department:
Firefighters responded to I-94 west of Moorland Road about 6 p.m. May 19 after the truck had pulled over to the side of the road. The truck's rear brakes had overheated, starting two tires on fire. The fire spread to two cars on the trailer above the tires.
It was put out in about 15 minutes. Damage to the truck is estimated at $10,000, and about $15,000 in damage was done to the two cars. No injuries were reported.
Man accused of imprisoning woman in Brookfield home
A 35-year-old Waukesha man is being referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office for possible charges of false imprisonment, strangulation/suffocation and aggravated battery after a 33-year-old East Troy woman said he beat her and locked her in a room in a Brookfield home.
According to the city of Brookfield police report:
The woman called police about 4 a.m. Friday, saying she had escaped from a home in the 13100 block of James Street, where the Waukesha man, whom she knew, was staying.
She told police that the man threw her in a room and locked her in. The woman also said she was beaten and choked and suffered a broken hand.
When interviewed, the man said he was trying to keep the woman from driving under the influence. He also said he thinks she could have injured her hand while hitting him.
Police are still investigating.
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