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UPDATE, 1:42 p.m.: Deputies were able to determine that the passenger in the vehicle provided false information, and her correct name is Desiree A. Webster, a 24-year-old white female from Clintonville, WI.  Webster has a pending felony case in Shawano County, so she is now facing additional charges of Obstructing a Police Officer and Felony Bail Jumping.

Original story:

RACINE COUNTY — Two sisters – ages 17 and 42 – were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase on Interstate 94 at speeds topping 100 mph.

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department arrested the pair on Highway 11 at 2:22 a.m. after they saw the silver Jeep Compass going southbound on I-94, going 107 mph. The officers tried to stop them, but they continued, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

High-speed chase

Initiating the pursuit, the 17-year-old girl driving the Jeep weaved in and out of traffic, traveling over 100 mph. She took the Highway 11 exit ramp and stopped at the end of the exit ramp. After the high-speed chase, deputies arrested the pair and found open cans of alcohol in the front center console. They also found fresh vomit on the inside front passenger door and the front and rear passenger door/windows.

Deputies arrested the driver, 17, of Shawano, for:

  • Operating while intoxicated (OWI) 1st offense, following a blood-alcohol level of .11 percent
  • Fleeing and eluding
  • Speeding
  • Operating while suspended
  • Possession of open intoxicants

The passenger of the vehicle identified herself as the teenage girl’s sister, 42-year-old Destiny M. Spruce from Clintonville. At that time, Spruce was known to be out on bond for two criminal cases out of Shawano County.

The girl told law enforcement officers that the woman gave her the alcohol and told her to flee the scene. Spruce also had a blood-alcohol level of .11 percent. Deputies arrested the woman for:

  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Bail jumping
  • Possession of open intoxicants

The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not issued charges.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.