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News: Driver arrested after fleeing police, hitting light pole in north Milwaukee

by | May 6, 2022 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — One person was arrested Friday morning after striking a light pole during a police chase in Milwaukee’s Williamsburg Heights neighborhood, reports FOX6 Milwaukee.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Keefe Avenue and North Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, shortly after 4:33 a.m.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, the events first unfolded near 27th and Lisbon, where officers spotted a suspect wanted for “battery and recklessly endangering safety.”

The suspect then fled the area and was located a short time later. When officers tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away, prompting a pursuit.

Authorities said the suspect later crashed their vehicle into a light pole and attempted to flee the site on foot. After another short pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No further updates have been provided at this time.


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