A high-speed chase ended in a rural Fort Atkinson man’s first intoxicated driving arrest Thursday night, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man knocking on a house door at 11:20 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of East Lima-Johnstown Townline Road, according to a news release.
Deputies found Philip Luebke III, 33, unconscious in a locked, black pickup truck near the intersection of Townline and Vickerman roads, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Rock County Court.
The deputy pounded on the truck’s window for several minutes before Luebke woke up, started the truck and drove north on Vickerman Road at high speed, according to the complaint.
Luebke turned into a cornfield and drove for several hundred yards before returning to the road and turning east on Lima-Johnston Townline Road and reaching speeds near 100 mph, according to the complaint.
The truck stopped abruptly in the road, causing a deputy to slam on his brakes and swerve to the shoulder to avoid a collision, according to the complaint.
The truck then backed up and headed west before turning south on Emerald Grove Road, eventually stopping at the intersection with Six Corners Road, according to the complaint.
Luebke became combative, and deputies shot him three times with a Taser before they could cuff him, according to the complaint.
Luebke was charged in Rock County Court with fleeing and second-degree recklessly endangering safety.
He was ordered not to drink or drive while his case is pending. He was released on a signature bond.