Two high-speed chases in Barron County over weekend

The Barron County Sheriff reports the department was involved in two high speed chases over the weekend that resulted in both drivers’ apprehension. One involved an 18-year-old Chippewa Falls man, the other two 14-year-old males.
The first incident occurred on Friday, February 28, at 11:31 p.m. when the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office advising that the Bloomer Police Department officer was in a pursuit on Hwy 53 near the Barron County Line. Before the vehicle entered our county, the Bloomer Police Department terminated the pursuit.
A Barron County Deputy just south of Chetek on Hwy 53 clocked a vehicle at 93 mph. A chase ensued with speeds between 80-100 mph for about 5 miles before the suspect went into the ditch just south of Dallas on County Road A. Taken into custody was Dalton Johnson, 18 of Chippewa Falls. He is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Felony Fleeing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. The Barron and Chetek Police Departments assisted our department with this incident. This was the same vehicle that the Bloomer PD had attempted to stop.
The second incident occurred on Monday, March 2, at 12:12 a.m. a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 8 west of Barron. The vehicle failed to stop for the officer and the vehicle traveled into the City of Barron and crashed into a snowbank on Euclid Ave.
Deputies along with the Barron Police Department took two 14-year-old males into custody. Barron County Human Services was contacted and both subjects were released to their parents and the case will be referred to Barron County Human Services.
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