Five flee from stolen car, jump into lake to escape

By KBJR News 1

Five flee from stolen car, jump into lake to escape

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM CDT

A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation when the driver of the car attempted to flee at a high rate of speed.

On Monday around 5:00 p.m., a trooper pulled over 27 year old Christopher Lee Stensgard of Cottage Grove, MN, on the Burnett County Highway 35.

Stensgard then fleed in his car on to Highway 70 when he left his vehicle with four other passengers and jumped into Clam Lake in an attempt to swim across the lake.

Stensgard was ultimately apprehended and taken to custody and transported to the Burnett Sheriff's Department.

Stensgard was charged wtih fleeing, possession of meth and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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