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Emergency medical detention for driver who fled accident scene

Gary King | Editor
Uncooperative and naked, subject fled into a nearby cornfield
POLK COUNTY –  A subject involved in a three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 46 Thursday morning just after 7 a.m., April 23, fled the scene on foot and after being located by a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper fled again on foot into a nearby cornfield.
The subject was uncooperative and threatening harm to the trooper, who requested emergency backup. A good samaritan stopped to assist, according to a statement issued by the Northwest Region Eau Claire Post of the State Patrol.
Multiple officers from the State Patrol, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Amery Police Department and St. Croix County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on 46 at 20th Ave.The subject was found naked in the cornfield and still uncooperative, failing to respond to officers' commands, the statement said.  A Polk County Sheriff's deputy deployed a taser and the subject was taken into custody. 
The Polk County Sheriff's office handled an Emergeny Medical Detention for the subject.There were no details of the crash itself given in the report.  The State Patrol is conducting the crash investigation and criminal charges related to the incident.

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