UPDATE: Walworth County pursuit hits speeds in excess of 100 mph

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Shelly Birkelo
Monday, March 31, 2014

ELKHORN—A Walworth County sheriff's deputy used his squad car to bump a fleeing vehicle into an Interstate 43 guardrail to end a high-speed pursuit Sunday, according to the sheriff's office.

Christopher L. Mangold, 40, of Lake Geneva, was arrested Sunday after a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 mph, according to the sheriff's office.

The pursuit started in Lake Geneva and involved five police agencies before it was ended on Interstate 43 at County NN near Elkhorn, according to the sheriff's office.

According to a Walworth County Sheriff's Office news release: Mangold was arrested at 3:55 p.m. Sunday on charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering safety and third-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Other charges may be coming from four other municipalities involved in the pursuit.

Just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, town of Geneva police and Walworth County deputies were dispatched to a report of a domestic incident involving Mangold, who was reported as being intoxicated before leaving in a 2013 Cadillac, according to the sheriff's office.

Minutes later, officers spotted the Cadillac in Lake Geneva. The car pulled over but sped away before officers could approach the vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

The following pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Police from Lake Geneva, town of Geneva, town of Delavan, Elkhorn and the sheriff's office were involved.

Two sets of stop sticks were deployed and deflated one of the car's tires, but the driver of the vehicle continued to flee.

Just before 4 p.m., deputies used a squad car to bump the rear of the fleeing Cadillac on Interstate 43 at County NN, causing the Cadillac to hit the guardrail, ending the pursuit.

Both the squad car and the Cadillac were damaged. The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to the scene to investigate it.

Mangold suffered minor injuries, was treated and released from a local medical facility. But Capt. Scott McClory, of the sheriff's office, would not say where he is in custody.

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