Caledonia police followed someone speeding south on Highway 31, following a reckless driving complaint about 3 a.m. Oct. 30.
The officer saw the white truck driving at 70 mph, and tried to stop it, according to court records. The driver was swerving around vehicles, and continued to increase its speed, heading into Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant police took over the pursuit, reaching speeds of nearly 90 mph before cutting off pursuit. A detective found the vehicle again, in the 5600 block of Cambridge Lane, and tried to block its path, but the driver went onto the grass and headed back toward Caledonia.
Police from both villages set up to try catching the driver, and as an officer approached it in a cul de sac on Chapel Lane, a Caledonia police officer reported that the truck was driving straight at him, accelerating rapidly with its headlights off. The truck almost rammed the squad, despite having an open lane in which to drive, according to the criminal complaint.
The officer saw the driver, and later identified him as Kyle J. Mikulecky, 30, of Racine.
The truck went through yards on Pastel Lane, Wynbrook Court and Wynfield Drive, and eventually stopped on Avalon Court. When police approached, they saw someone running away from the area.
The truck was towed away, and on Nov. 1 he admitted to police that he had gone to a pub crawl in Milwaukee, and admitted he likely drove home drunk.
Mikulecky was charged in November with trying to flee or elude a traffic officer, second-degree recklessly endangering safety and criminal damage to property. He made his initial appearance Dec. 8 on the charges.
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