Jackson County (WQOW) – Two people are behind bars but not before allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were notified about a stolen vehicle in Black River Falls around 4:26 a.m. Saturday.
Deputies determined the vehicle was in fact stolen and tried to stop it, but the driver took off. They say speeds reached 90 mph in the city and increased to 130 mph on the highway.
The driver crashed the vehicle near the intersection of Kirch Road and Seils Road in the township of Komensky.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver was Jeremy Peters, 32, of Black River Falls. He was arrested after he got out of the crashed vehicle and took off on foot.
Peters’ passenger was Theresa Hindsley, 39, also from Black River Falls.
Peters was arrested for knowingly fleeing an officer, reckless endangering safety, operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, operating after revocation, probation hold and resisting/obstructing an officer.
Hindsley was arrested for operating a vehicle without consent (passenger), resisting/obstructing an officer and a Juneau County warrant.