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News: 2 arrested after fleeing vehicle hits Port Washington squad car on I-43 ramp

by | Oct 21, 2022 | News

OZAUKEE COUNTY, WI — Two Illinois men were arrested late Wednesday after their vehicle struck a parked squad car on Interstate 43 in Port Washington, reports We Are Green Bay.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said the injury crash occurred on the northbound entrance ramp from County Highway H, shortly after 11:10 p.m.

According to authorities, the events first unfolded near East Sauk Road in the town of Saukville, where deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on a black 2008 Acura MDX that was speeding. After the vehicle fled at a higher rate of speed, the deputies decided not to engage in a chase.

Shortly after, the Acura exited the interstate at County Highway H at high speeds and ran the stop sign. It continued through the intersection and crashed into a Port Washington Police Department vehicle along the onramp. Officials said the squad car was legally parked at the time.

The 20-year-old male driver and his 22-year-old male passenger tried to flee the scene on foot but were later apprehended. They have since been booked into Ozaukee County Jail.

The deputy who was in the impacted squad car received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.

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