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Lake Geneva man in custody after vehicle pursuit on Interstate 90/39

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NEIL W. JOHNSON
April 9, 2011
— The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said it took a man into custody Friday night after he led police in a chase from the city of Milton to the north end of Janesville and then several miles south on Interstate 90/39.

Michael W. Kelley-Dellach, 20, of Lake Geneva, was arrested on a host of charges including operating while intoxicated, fleeing, speeding, hit and run, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.


Police believe Kelley-Dellach was under the influence of synthetic marijuana, said Sgt. Josh Lund of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.


Kelley-Dellach, who was uninjured in the incident, was taken to a hospital for an OWI blood test, Lund said. He told police he had recently been released from a psychiatric facility and said that he did not want to go back.


According to Rock County 911, the pursuit started at about 9:07 p.m. when a Rock County Sheriff’s officer tried to stop Kelley-Dellach for driving his car erratically near the roundabouts on Highway 59 in Milton.


Kelley-Dellach apparently did not pull over, and officers followed his car south on Highway 26 to Janesville.


He reportedly then went into the north part of Janesville and entered the parking lot of Target at 2107 Humes Rd., where his vehicle hit a parked car and drove onto a sidewalk, according to scanner traffic.


From there, Kelley-Dellach continued to evade police and drove onto I-90/39, heading south toward Beloit at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, officers said.


Officers continued the pursuit south, and Kelley-Dellach avoided stop sticks laid out by officers. He reportedly then drove through the median, heading back north on I-90/39, according to Rock County 911.


Beloit officers reportedly deployed more stop sticks and were able to stop the car at about 9:40 p.m. near the Shopiere Road exit, where they took Kelley-Dellach into custody, Lund said.


The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Janesville and Beloit police departments assisted in the incident.



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