High-speed chase in Sugar Creek ends in Rock County

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Staff | October 19, 2016

Walworth County deputies are investigating a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that started in the town of Sugar Creek in Walworth County and ended in a Rock County field, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

The chase ended with two 15-year-old Janesville boys taken into custody.

At 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, a deputy clocked a black 2008 Nissan Versa at 87 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, heading west on County Highway A near County Highway H in the town of Sugar Creek, according to the release.   

The deputy activated emergency light and siren and attempted to stop the car, but the Nissan ran the stop sign at highways A and O and sped up to over 100 mph, according to the release.

The deputy reported seeing the Nissan driving erratically, at one point driving into a ditch. The vehicle continued west at the intersection of Highway A and Wisconsin Hwy 89 going through the stop sign at a high rate of speed.  

The Rock County Sheriff's Office was notified as the pursuit continued west toward the county line.  The Nissan turned north off of Highway A onto County Highway M in Rock County.  

The Walworth County sheriff's deputy terminated the pursuit on Highway M near County Highway KK in Johnstown Township in Rock County. The deputy updated area police agencies on the last known direction of travel of the Nissan.

The deputy then drove north on Highway M and saw the black Nissan had crashed into a field.  

The two boys were seen running from the vehicle and a foot chase ensued, according to the release.  

The boys were taken into custody with the assistance from the Rock County Sheriff's Office at 3:45 a.m.
Milton Fire and Rescue were called to the scene and both juveniles were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  

This case remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Agencies assisting include the Rock County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Milton Fire and Rescue Units.

The story will be updated as details are released.

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