A Milwaukee teenager is facing felony charges after Racine County Sheriff’s deputies say he led them on a chase with speeds reaching 130 miles per hour.

Zyterrius Taylor, 16, is being held in the Racine County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond on one felony count  of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and one misdemeanor count each of fleeing a police officer and obstruction. If convicted, he faces up to 7-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $30,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies were stationed at 7:51 a.m. Dec. 20 at I-94 and Spring Street northbound monitoring traffic for speeders when a four-door, gold Audi went by at 83 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. Deputies turned on lights and siren and began pursuing the driver – later identified as Taylor – who didn’t slow down and instead increased his speed to 103 mph as he approached Highway K.

Deputies say Taylor’s speed fluctuated slightly but stayed above 100 mph and increased to about 130 mph as Taylor approached Highway G. By this time, Wisconsin State troopers were involved in the pursuit. Taylor did eventually pull over and stop just north of Highway G and exit the vehicle without any further resistance.

The Audi turned out to have been stolen out of Park City, IL, and Taylor has past convictions for auto theft in his record, the complaint reads. He was also never issued a driver’s license because of using another vehicle in the commission of a felony. Taylor was booked into the Racine County Jail without incident.

He will next be in court Feb. 4 for his preliminary hearing.

 

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