Wisconsin Car Chase Ends Thanks To Cows Stopping Driver
This may be the most 'Wisconsin' way ever for a car chase to end.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department shared Monday morning that they, along with the Barron (city) Police Department were in pursuit of a vehicle for about 13 miles overnight, between the towns of Barron and Cumberland in Western Wisconsin. For reference, this area is north of Eau Claire, about 130 miles northeast of Rochester.
The 13-mile chase ended in a rather peculiar, and yet very Wisconsin way. The driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier that had been evading police during the chase found their way off the roadway and onto some farm land, where the "Barron County Bovine Unit" reportedly "jumped into the fray when the vehicle came into their patrol area" as the Barron County Sheriff's Department so hilariously put it in their Facebook post.
The report from the sheriff's department Facebook page went on to explain that the "little Cavalier that could during the chase ran out of steam encountering this moooving blockade."
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the chase began just before 1 am on Monday morning. The chase started as a result of a registration violation for the vehicle involved in the chase. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the driver stopped in a field, and the cows surrounded the car (as seen in the image from the sheriff's department above). He went on to comment to the newspaper "We thought it was a good kickoff to June Dairy Month".
The good news is that nobody (neither human, nor cow) was injured during the whole incident and the individual driving the vehicle for the 13-mile chase through Western Wisconsin was apprehended and put "in lockup for the night" without further incident. He is expected to be charged Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.