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Motor home chase: Stop sticks succeed in Norway

July 26, 2012
By LISA M. HOFFMANN - Staff Writer , The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - A 57-year-old Crivitz, Wis., man was arrested on Wednesday after neglecting to pay for $90 worth of gasoline in Marinette County and refusing to stop while driving a motor home into Michigan.

Dickinson County Undersheriff Scott Rutter said deputies assisted other police agencies at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday in a pursuit that originated in Amberg, Wis.

The driver of a 1993 Fleetwood motor home traveling in excess of 75 mph proceeded northbound into Dickinson County on Highway 8 near Fairview Drive while being pursued by multiple police agencies, authorities said.

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said the driver of the motor home left the City Limits gas station after fueling up $90 in gasoline.

"He headed north at 70 mph through Pembine. A Niagara squad car diverted him onto Highway 8 East, and the chase continued into Michigan," Sauve said.

A Norway Police officer deployed stop sticks at Norway's city limits.

The motor home continued on Highway 8 where it ended up contacting the spike sticks, flattening one of the front tires, causing it to go flat.

After traveling a short distance, the driver of the motor home pulled over at Highway 8 near 5th Avenue in Norway.

The man was taken into custody without incident by Michigan police for felony fleeing and eluding. He was lodged at the Dickinson County Jail.

No names were being released pending arraignment.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Also assisting in the pursuit were Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain post.

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