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Wood Co. high speed chase ends in crash


By Heather Sawaski

WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) -- A high speed chase in Wood County ends in a rollover accident Saturday morning.

According to deputies, they attempted to stop a vehicle for several traffic violations in the Town of Saratoga. The driver failed to stop for the deputy, then took off at high rates of speed through the City of Nekoosa, Village of Port Edwards, and Town of Port Edwards.

The pursuit ended when the driver entered the ditch and overturned along STH 54 near CTH D in the Town of Cranmoor.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. The suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash and is being held at the Wood County Jail on charges of Fleeing An Officer, Operating A Motor Vehicle Without Owners Consent, OWI, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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