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Wood County: spike strip ends 22 mile police chase

WOOD CO. (WAOW)-- A Millidore man is in custody after the Wood County Sheriff's Department says he led deputies on a vehicle pursuit for 22 miles.

According to the department, just after 9:00 p.m. law enforcement attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Peter Novotny. Novotny failed to stop and was pursued by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

Police say the chase lasted for 38 minutes, covering 22 miles, before ending in the Auburndale High School parking lot.

Law enforcement finally stopped Novotny using a spike strip.

Novonty is currently being held in the Wood County Jail. He faces charges of fleeing an officer and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Online Reporter: Nate Barrett

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