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Posted on: November 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fleeing suspect arrested

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On November 19, at 12:47 a.m., Fitchburg officers initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle on Rimrock Road near John Nolen Drive, for a traffic violation. When the driver slowed the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle and fled from officers on foot. When the driver fled from the vehicle, the driver left the vehicle in reverse.The vehicle crossed over all lanes of John Nolen Drive and came to a stop after striking the curb. The driver fled into a marsh area. Officers were able to setup a perimeter around the marsh. Officers apprehended the driver with the assistance of a drone and a K-9 officer.

The driver was booked into the Dane County Jail for resisting a police officer.

The Fitchburg Police Department was assisted by the Madison Police Department, Town of Madison Police Department, Monona Police Department, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.  

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