An early morning chase damaged a squad car in Barron County.
It was on Sunday, January 12, a bit after 4 a.m when a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for several traffic violations in the Village of Cameron.
The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and a chase ensued with speeds around 100mph. The chase lasted for about 13 miles when the subject approached the City of Chetek on Hwy SS, where spike strips had been deployed. The subject attempted a U-turn and struck the pursing deputy’s squad.
The driver, 43 year old Delbert Whitehead of Rice Lake, was taken into custody without further incident. The deputy in the squad was not injured but his squad was towed from the scene. A female passenger in the car was released and not taken into custody.
Mr. Whitehead is being held in the Barron County Jail, awaiting formal charges later this week by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office. He is being held on Felony Fleeing, OWI-2nd, operating while revoked and two warrants for his arrest and the case remains under investigation.