Man arrested after fleeing in car when told he would be arrested

A 28-year-old Wisconsin man is facing several charges after leading officers on a high-speed pursuit throughout Marquette County Monday night.

Deputies initially stopped the driver for missing a front license plate and having loud exhaust.

The driver admitted to not having a valid license, and it was determined that the driver was not supposed to have contact with the passenger due to another open case that was pending. The driver also was driving without an ignition interlock device installed which he was required to have.

After being told he would be placed under arrest, the driver accelerated at a high rate, and deputies initiated a pursuit. The driver eventually drove straight through a T intersection, hitting an embankment. The driver fled on foot after the crash, while the passenger was treated for several injuries due to the crash.

After a short time, a witness called dispatch and said that a man had arrived at his residence looking for help because he had been involved in a “snowmobile accident” and had been injured. Authorities responded finding the driver of the vehicle Identified as Jordan Steeves of Juneau County, and took him into custody.

He’s charged with:

2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety

Flee/Elude an Officer

Bail Jumping

Operating While Revoked and
Failure to Install an Ignition Interlock Device Violating a Court Order.

Steeves is due in court April 1st