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100 mph chase leads to felony charges for Lancaster man

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GRANT COUNTY (WKOW) -- Carlos Guerrero, 31, of Lancaster is facing felony and other traffic charges in Grant County following a high-speed chase earlier this week. 

On  Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 shortly before noon, the Platteville Police Department notified deputies that they were trying to locate a small blue car driving at a high rate of speed inside the city.

A Grant County Deputy was traveling north on Water Street near the intersection of Pine Street in Platteville when a small blue car entered the intersection from the west at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle drove wide through the intersection crossing into the oncoming turn lane.

The deputy turned to follow the car and had it on radar at 53 mph in a 25 zone as it passed a Kwik Trip.

The deputy activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle turn west off of Water Street and south onto Business 151.

The deputy activated his siren and the vehicle accelerated to 83 mph as it was leaving the city limits.

The deputy was able to get the vehicle's registration as they approached the Highway 151 overpass with the suspect vehicle traveling at 100 mph.

The deputy discontinued the pursuit just south of Hwy 151 as the suspect vehicle reached a speed of 115 mpg.

After terminating the pursuit, two deputies continued south at the posted speed limit for several miles to make sure the suspect vehicle did not crash.

They were unable to locate the vehicle but while traveling back north on County Highway D, the deputies observed on a corner where tire tracks left the roadway a  half-mile south of Southwest Road.

It was determined the vehicle Carlos Guerrero was driving left the roadway on the corner, rolled several times, and was approximately 100 yards into a corn field.

 Guerrero, was found behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic he was driving.

Platteville EMS and fire department responded to the scene.

Guerrero refused treatment and was subsequently arrested for OWI 1st offense and felony eluding of an officer.

He was also cited for driving 115 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Guerrero received minor injuries and was taken to the Grant County Jail where he later was released on a signature bond. 

No future court date appearance was available.

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