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Police: Wrong-way Beltline driver speeding at 95 mph

Published On: May 09 2013 09:41:58 PM CDT   Updated On: May 10 2013 03:53:26 PM CDT

A chase that began in Iowa County ended on the Beltline near Fish Hatchery Road.


According to authorities, a car chase spanning two counties and requiring multiple agencies came to an end in Madison Thursday at about 7 p.m.

The Mt. Horeb Police Department said a car driven by a 31-year-old Platteville woman was going eastbound in the westbound side of Highway 18/151. The car at times drove into oncoming traffic and was traveling at high speeds, reaching 95 mph at one point, police said.

According to the report, spike strips were deployed multiple times but did not stop the car.

In a statement, Mt. Horeb Police Chief Jeff Veloff said the vehicle ran over a set of spike strips near Williamsburg Way, then drove through the median into oncoming traffic. Police said the pursuit continued onto the eastbound Beltline until the vehicle crashed near Park Street attempting to avoid another set of spikes, Veloff said.

Authorities said no one was injured in the incident but the driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

A statement received Friday morning said charges would be forwarded to the Dane County District Attorney.

On Friday afternoon, Mt. Horeb Lt. Patrick Piper said he could not comment on the status of charges related to the incident, if any, but said the investigation is ongoing.

Mt. Horeb police said the Dane County Sheriff's Department, and police in Verona, Fitchburg, the City of Madison and the Town of Madison assisted with the chase.

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