Driver In Custody, Significant Amount Of Drugs Found After Pursuit That Traversed Fond du Lac And Winnebago Counties

A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black SUV that was north on Highway 26 from 151 Tuesday evening just after 6 PM.

Speeds reached 120 miles per hour as the vehicle continued north on 26.

Near Forest Avenue, another officer was able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device which punctured both front tires of the vehicle.

The driver continued north on 26 going through Rosendale at 80 miles per hour and continued north.

As the vehicle approached 41 in Winnebago County, the pursuing officer stated that both front tires were off and the vehicle was riding on the rims, but the rear tires were still intact.

The pursuit passed 41 and was now on County Highway N heading east.

As officers attempted to box the vehicle in with their squads, the SUV went into the ditch.

The driver was taken into custody at gunpoint.

A search of the vehicle netted a “significant amount of drugs” per a deputy on scene. In a statement released by the sheriff’s office, they found a pound of methamphetamine, about 10 grams of cocaine and a large sum of cash.

The driver of the vehicle is a 26-year-old Oshkosh man and is also being held on a Felony warrant out of the State of Virginia for possession of dangerous drugs. He is on probation/parole through The Wisconsin Department of Corrections for both drug related offenses and felon in possession of a firearm. He has a lengthy criminal history stemming from drug related convictions.

The pursuit covered a total distance of 24.3 miles. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Officer with the Village of Rosendale Police Department, Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Oshkosh Fire Department and Van Dyne First Responders.