Man to be charged with multiple OWIs following chase
For the Hub City Times
NEILLSVILLE – A 49-year-old man will receive multiple charges, including a multiple OWI charge, following a chase which began in Spencer and ended in Greenwood.
On July 16, a Spencer officer entered Clark County attempting to stop a white pick-up truck. The fleeing vehicle traveled west on 153 Road, turned north on County Rd K, then west on County Rd N. A Clark County Squad car meet the truck and followed behind it as it turned south on State Hwy 73.
The pickup truck ran over spike strips on Hwy 73 by Cloverdale Road and again as it entered the city of Greenwood. The pickup slowed down as it went through the city of Greenwood and eventually stopped on Hwy 73 by Cannery Street.
The driver, Kyle V. Wendt, refused to exit the vehicle and appeared to be reaching for something on the passenger seat. When Kyle refused to exit the vehicle and listen to the officers, a taser was used. Officers then assisted Kyle out of the vehicle and to the ground where he continued to resist arrest. After several minutes, Kyle was placed in handcuffs and put in the back seat of a squad car.
Kyle was cited for fleeing, operating after suspension, operating left of center, resisting or obstructing officers and battery to officers. It’s believed that the Spencer Police Department will forward charges of OWI fifth offense to the Marathon County District Attorney’s Office, as well.
Kyle was the only person in the pickup truck. The Spencer and Greenwood Police Departments were involved it the chase, as well as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.