"Sparks were flying everywhere," Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said about a Monday morning pursuit of a stolen vehicle that went through Hudson on Interstate-94 before 6 a.m.
A 2000 lavender Dodge was riding on its front rims after law enforcement officers from Wisconsin State Patrol and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office deployed "stop sticks" to puncture the vehicle's tires near mile marker 12 and again near mile marker 10, according to St. Croix County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Scott Knudson.
When it was all over, deputies from Washington County took Dylan Dimler, 20, of New Auburn, into custody pending charges.
The chase began in Baldwin with Baldwin Police Chief Jim Widiker in pursuit. Initially, the van fled east on the freeway, and it turned around in Woodville and headed west.
Four Sheriff's deputies, a Wisconsin State Patrolman and two Hudson Police officers were involved in the chase on the Wisconsin side of the border. Hudson Police K9 Officer Robert Larson was asked to follow the chase into Minnesota where the vehicle exited on Highway 95 and headed southbound on County Road 18, Jensen said.
According to Jensen, the van struck multiple roundabouts in Lakeland going almost straight, and stopped in the ditch.