Two arrested after police chase car through downtown Janesville, Monterey Park
JANESVILLE—Two people were arrested on intoxicated driving charges after a man led police on a high-speed car chase and then a foot chase through downtown Janesville and Monterey Park early Sunday.
According to a Janesville Police Department news release, police arrested:
--Brittany E. Forslund, 25, Janesville, on an intoxicated driving charge.
--Christopher C. Winchester, 24, Beloit, on charges of intoxicated driving, fleeing an officer and operating after revocation. He also was arrested on a felony Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrant and a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in Rock County Court on a charge of unlawful use of a computerized device.
The incident started when Janesville police Sgt. Aaron Ellis saw a fender-bender in a municipal parking lot at 2:19 a.m. Sunday at 16 N. Parker Drive, Janesville, according to the news release. When Ellis approached the lot, both cars sped up Parker Drive toward Milwaukee Street.
Forslund stopped on River Street at Rock Street, according to the release.
Winchester sped away from police. Officer Scott Katzenmeyer caught up with Winchester’s gold Silverado pickup truck near Linn and Wilson streets on Janesville’s near west side, according to the news release.
Winchester ignored all traffic signs and sped through residential streets into Monterey Park where he drove onto the bike trail towards Monterey Rock, according to the release. He crossed into oncoming traffic on Center Avenue and then drove on residential streets until he came to a dead end on Racine Street at Walnut Street.
Winchester and a passenger ran from the car, according to the news release. Officers set up a perimeter and at 2:44 a.m. caught up with the two behind businesses in the 1800 block of West Court Street.
The passenger, a 25-year-old Janesville man, was arrested on charges of resisting and possession of marijuana.