BARRON COUNTY — A high-speed chase that started in Chippewa County ended in the driver crashing in Barron County, resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Dalton Johnson of Chippewa Falls, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:31pm The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office advising that the Bloomer PD Officer was in a pursuit on Hwy 53 near the Barron County Line.

Before the vehicle entered our county the Bloomer PD 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 80-100mph 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.

[Johnson] 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.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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