Illinois man leads Clark County deputies on high-speed chase
For Hub City Times
CLARK COUNTY – An Illinois man is in custody after leading Clark County authorities on a high-speed chase on Highway 10. The incident occurred on Dec. 27 just before noon.
According to a press release, Clark County Sheriff’s department said an investigation began with a disabled vehicle operated by a 56-year-old man from Lombard, IL, with a medical condition.
The release said the driver fled from the scene and was travelling at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour into oncoming traffic.
Captain Charles Ramberg said spike strips were deployed just as the suspect was entering Neillsville, but the suspect continued to drive through Neillsville at a high speed after running over the spike strips. The suspect then pulled over after his tires deflated. But, after 10 minutes of verbal commands and no response, Captain Ramberg said the suspect tried to drive away again. Techniques were used to stop the vehicle and take the driver into custody.
The driver was transported to a hospital for a medical evaluation.
The driver’s name is not being released at this time.