Drunk Driving Suspect Leads Caledonia Police On High Speed Chase

After chasing after a drunk driver at speeds of 70 mph, the driver made a wrong turn and found himself in a precarious position, but all is well because he apologized to the Caledonia Police officer.

A 25-year-old Caledonia man suspected of driving drunk, failed to stop for the cops and didn’t stop for a stop sign during a high speed chase at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a report by the , the man’s blood-alcohol level was .13, which is almost double the .08 legal limit.

The man was driving his car on Kennedy Drive at Green Bay Road at speeds of 52 mph, 17 miles over the posted speed limit. When the police initiated a traffic stop, the man crossed the centerline and accelerated the car. Traveling at 70 mph, the man ran a stop sign and turned left onto Kennedy Drive, just missing hitting a parked car. However, the man found that his car was blocked between the police officer’s car and the parked car.

While being arrested, man apologized to the police officer for not stopping and told them he had only had two beers. The man was taken into police custody and cited for speeding, drunk driving (first offense), having a prohibited blood-alcohol content, failing to stop for a stop sign and failing to stop for an emergency vehicle.

Thin Blue Line August 24, 2012 at 02:03 AM
So he was on N. Green Bay where it is 35, blew the stop sign at 3 Mile Rd and turned onto Kennedy Dr. where it is 25. I bet the arresting officer's name rhymes with "smile".
Jay Warner November 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The only way the man could have 'blown' a stop sign & then turn left into Kennedy was to have been flagged on North Green Bay road somewhere near Batten Field. I doubt he could have made a turn onto Kennedy Drive at 70, so he had at least some control of the vehicle. Since I live nearby, I am very glad that he was stopped and charged. Also very glad Kennedy Drive was almost empty when he entered it.


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