SAWYER COUNTY -- A Hayward, WI man has entered a plea and been sentenced regarding his criminal charges stemming from an August 2018 high-speed chase that ended in a crash. reported in August 2018 that Jacob Trepanier, of Hayward, WI, had been arrested following a high-speed chase which ended in a crash.

Shortly before 3a on August 5, 2018, a Sheriff’s Deputy engaged in a pursuit of a vehicle, which subsequently fled from the Deputy at speeds in excess of 100 mph until the driver of the suspect vehicle apparently lost control of the vehicle on CTH K near Norway Pines where the suspect vehicle went off the roadway into some trees, approximately 4 miles from where the pursuit began.

The driver (and only occupant) of the vehicle, identified as Trepanier, was transported for medical care following the crash.

Trepanier was charged with criminal charges of:

  • Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer
  • Misdemeanor Possession of THC
  • Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia.

Non-criminal citations for:

  • Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense
  • Operating With a Prohibited Blood Alcohol Concentration 1st Offense
  • Speeding in 55 mph zone
  • Possess Open Intoxicants in Motor Vehicle
  • Deviation from Designated Lane

At a recent hearing, the Court accepted Trepanier’s plea of Guilty to a reduced charge of Misdemeanor Resisting/Failing to Stop and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. In addition Trepanier plead guilty to his charge of Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense.

The remaining charges against Trepanier were dismissed but read in.

The Court ordered Trepanier to serve 9 months county jail and 2 years of probation. Conditions of probation will require Trepanier to undergo an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and any follow through with any counseling the Department of Corrections may impose. Trepanier was also ordered to maintain absolute sobriety and to pay over $1,500 in fines and costs.

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