On February 27, 2018 at 10:08pm a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on 2nd Street near 25 ¾ Ave west of Cumberland.   The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and a short chase took place (about 1.5 miles) with speeds reaching over 100 miles per hour.

As the vehicle came up to the T-intersection of Hwy 48 and 2nd Street the vehicle failed to make the turn and crashed into a snowbank ending the chase. The driver and passenger were taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident.

The driver of the vehicle Erik Whiterabbit, 27 of Cumberland, is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Fleeing an Officer, Operating While Revoked and a probation violation.

The passenger Angela Squier, 40 of Luck, is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Bail Jumping, Possession of Meth and a Barron County Warrant. Squier had to be treated at Mayo Hospital for a complaint of shoulder pain from the crash.

Special thanks to the Cumberland Police Department for their assistance with this incident.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

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