Drunk driver who led officers on a car chase through people’s lawns sentenced

Jackson County (WQOW) – A Black River Falls man charged with driving drunk and leading officers on a chase through people’s yards could avoid time behind bars.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jon Peterson, 30, of Black River Falls was driving drunk and without a license in early May.

When stopped by police, deputies asked him to get out of his vehicle. Instead of getting out, law enforcement said he drove away from police “at a high rate of speed”.

Police said the chase took them through several people’s lawns in Black River Falls until he hit a fire pit and got stuck. That’s when Peterson got out and ran away. Deputies used a K-9 to arrest Peterson.

Monday, Peterson pleaded no contest to fleeing officers and 2nd OWI.

A three month jail sentence was stayed, meaning Peterson will not serve time behind bars as long as he doesn’t re-offend. Peterson’s license is revoked for 14 months and he is ordered to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle. He must also pay back $1550 in restitution for the damage he caused.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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