Early Thursday morning at 4:18 a.m., a Lincoln County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration violation on Hwy. 51 near Tamarack Lane in the township of Skanawan. The deputy identified the operator of the vehicle and it was found they had a warrant for their arrest.
Upon the deputy re-approaching the vehicle, the operator fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued for several miles and a spike strip was deployed near the city of Tomahawk. The operator continued for a short distance before coming to a stop after colliding with a Lincoln County patrol vehicle.
The operator was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail where they were booked in on a warrant. Additional charges will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office.