Suspects Flee after Pursuit

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November 4th, 2016 – At approximately 12:30 am, a Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted a traffic stop on a Ford Focus traveling 85mph in a 45 mph zone on County M near Signature Rd in City of Middleton.  When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped up and a pursuit ensued lasting approximately one minute.  The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle struck a stoplight at County Highway M at County Highway Q.  Three people fled the vehicle on foot; one passenger was taken into custody by a Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputy.  The City of Middleton Police, a Town of Madison K9 Officer, and a Maple Bluff K9 Officer responded to establish a perimeter and search for the remaining two suspects, but no one else was located. 

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office investigation to identify the driver and remaining passenger is ongoing.

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