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High speed chase put to a halt with tire deflation device

By KBJR News 1

Credit: MGN Online

High speed chase put to a halt with tire deflation device

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM CDT

Near Baldwin, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- On Wednesday morning a high speed chase on I–94 skidded to a halt after St. Croix County officials used a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle.

Around 3 a.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper tried to stop a vehicle near Baldwin driven by 20–year–old Austin Szewcik; however, the driver sped up to 110 mph leading the trooper on a chase.

The vehicle exited at Woodville, which is where a tire deflation device was used to stop the vehicle in its tracks.

Before Szewcik was brought to Dunn County Jail, he was arrested for felony eluding, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and a bench warrant from Eau Claire County.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com
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