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WHEELIES LEAD TO CRASH, HOSPITAL, AND ARREST FOR EAU CLAIRE MAN

WHEELIES LEAD TO CRASH, HOSPITAL, AND ARREST FOR EAU CLAIRE MAN

Just before 6 Monday (September 2nd) evening the Lake Hallie Police received a complaint about a motorcycle travelling northbound on Business 53 riding “wheelies”.

DetectiveAdam Meyers spotted the motorcycle as it turned off Business 53 and followed it to the Walmart parking lot. The officer activated his emergency lights and after briefly stopping, the motorcyclist fled the parking lot onto Commercial Blvd.

The officer pursued the motorcycle onto CTH-OO as it headed eastbound. The officer lost sight of the motorcycle when a second Lake Hallie Officer travelling westbound on CTH-OO observed the motorcycle pass by him and
crash.

The motorcyclist, 31 year old Justin Link attempted to negotiate a slight curve on CTH-OO near 130th Street and lost control and crashed. He was taken to an area hospital and told the officers he had gotten up to 100mph.

Link was in the hospital for 3 days and taken into custody and transported to the Chippewa County Jail on Thursday September 5th where he was charged with Knowingly Fleeing an Officer, Reckless Driving, Operating while under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, Probation violation and a Felony Bond violation.

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