Edgerton man arrested after pursuit
EDGERTON—Edgerton police and Rock County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to end a 12-mile vehicle chase that started in Edgerton early today, authorities reported.
According to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Edgerton police saw Christopher J. Barrett, 22, Edgerton, driving a vehicle with no headlights at about 3:20 a.m. today.
A patrol officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but Barrett continued driving. Police chased Barrett’s vehicle as he took Highway 51 south out of the city and continued to drive south at speeds up to 70 miles per hour, police reported.
Rock County Sheriff’s Office and requested that deputies lay down stop sticks south of the chase on Highway 51.
Police reported that Barrett’s vehicle hit the stop sticks, and that the devices blew out three tires on his vehicle.
Police took Barrett into custody near the intersection of Highway 51 and Highway 14 in Janesville, and arrested him on suspicion of operating under the influence and knowingly fleeing an officer.
Barrett is in custody at the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance on Friday.