Man charged in 130 MPH police chase in Mount Pleasant
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kenosha man is now charged with taking authorities on a chase reaching more than 130 miles per hour while under the influence.
The chase happened on June 8.
Alejandro Gonzalez, 27, is first accused of hitting a Kenosha police car and leaving the scene.
Wisconsin State Patrol caught up to him on Highway 31 and tried to pull him over.
When Gonzalez would not pull over, a chase began.
State Patrol called the chase off when speeds reached more than 130 miles per hour.
Around 3:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Police then spotted Gonzalez and another chase began reaching speeds between 70 and 100 miles per hour.
“The vehicle traveling at the high rate of speed started to lose control, going in and out of a ditch, and eventually went down a dead-end road where squads were able to position themselves where he was not able to get back out on the main road,” Captain David Stroup, Mount Pleasant Police Department, said.
Police said Gonzalez was driving under the influence and had a BAC of .16 and was cited for OWI First Offense.
If convicted, he could spend up to three and a half years in prison for fleeing officers.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20.