Dametri Horton, 22, of Milwaukee, was arrested for reckless endangering safety fleeing and eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic charges.
At 12:11 p.m. Sunday deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 94 just south of 7 Mile Road. Deputies asked Horton if he had drugs in the car and the K-9 unit was called to sniff around the car. Horton left the scene in his car at a high rate of speed.
As the deputy chased Horton, he was driving the car at speeds around 100 mph and the chase continued into Milwaukee County. After exiting I-94 at Drexal Avenue, Horton crossed a median and crashed his car into a ravine at 12:33 p.m.
Once he crashed, he fled on foot and ran through the parking lot of a church and into a nearby wooded area. Deputies from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and the Oak Creek Police Department set up a perimeter around the area. About 20 minutes later, deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department found Horton hiding in an abandoned car behind a residence on Puetz Road.