A 22-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of leading police on a chase in September that led to a felony charge being filed against him Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court.
Jarel Kyle Webster is charged with a felony count of attempting to flee an officer, which carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison.
According to the criminal complaint: A Sturtevant Police officer attempted to stop the defendant’s motorcycle after it was clocked at 75 miles per hour in a 45 zone. The motorcycle was stopped on Highway H in the Village of Sturtevant. Webster was cited for speeding, operating while suspended and operating without a insurance.
Webster told the officer that he had arranged for a ride and, he was told to push the motorcycle in the parking area near where he was stopped.
About five minutes later, the officer observed the defendant drive out of the parking area and head north on Durand Avenue at Highway H. The officer attempted a traffic stop, and the defendant continued to weave through traffic at speeds that reached 100 miles per hour. The pursuit eventually was terminated as the defendant passed multiple vehicles on the right shoulder on East Frontage Road.
Webster is due in court Nov. 28 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.
Editor’s note: This version of the story corrects the name of the arresting agency as the Sturtevant Police Department and corrects one of the citations as operating without insurance. Racine County Eye regrets the error.
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