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Vehicle pursuit ends in Clinton man’s arrest

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Gazette staff
May 17, 2011
— A Clinton man remained in custody Monday at the Rock County Jail after a vehicle pursuit early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Felton, 31, Clinton, was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer, third-offense drunken driving, second-offense driving after revocation, lane deviation and failure to stop at a stop sign. He also is being held on suspicion of probation violation, according to the release.


The pursuit began at 2:34 a.m. Saturday on Shopiere Road near Interstate 90/39 when a deputy attempted to stop a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire on suspicion of drunken driving. As the car headed toward Beloit, officers deployed stop sticks near Crane Avenue, causing the front passenger tire to deflate, according to the release.


The driver stopped the vehicle at Yates Avenue and Switchtrack Alley before fleeing on foot. Felton taken into custody after a short foot chase, according to the release.


A passenger—Alicia Patrick, 29, Clinton—was cited for open intoxicants in a vehicle, according to the release.



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