Police say a driver reached speeds of up to 120 mph on U.S. Highway 10.
Jasmine M. Williams, 28, Milwaukee, is charged with one felony count of fleeing an officer.
At 3:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, Weyauwega Police Officer Justin Malueg was traveling north on North Mill Street when he observed a vehicle parked across the street from Wilson’s Brickhouse bar. The engine was running and Malueg could not see inside due to the tinted windows at night.
As Malueg drove past the vehicle, it drove off, according to the criminal complaint.
Malueg turned around and began following the vehicle as it drove out of Weyauwega and onto the ramp accessing the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 10.
The officer initially fell more than 100 yards behind the other vehicle, before coming within 50 yards at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
By the time the vehicle reached the Waupaca-Winnebago County line, it was traveling 120 mph, according to the criminal complaint.
A short time after crossing into Winnebago County on U.S. 10, the vehicle slowed down and came to a stop on the shoulder.
Malueg pulled behind the vehicle, but remained in his squad car until a Winnebago County deputy arrived.
Malueg reported that the driver, identified as Williams, was sobbing and smelled of intoxicants when he approached her.
Williams reportedly said she had stopped at the Brickhouse in Weyauwega while driving home after working at the Landing Strip in Waupaca.
She told Malueg she saw his lights but did not realize he wanted her to pull over.
“You gotta’ be more clear. I’m from the hood,” she said.
Williams appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on Jan. 2.
She was released from custody on a $1,000 signature bond with the conditions that she not operate a vehicle in the state of Wisconsin and not operate a vehicle with any amount of alcohol or controlled substances in her system.