Teenager Arrested After High Speed Chase

Teenager Arrested After High Speed Chase

On November 7th at nearly 3 in the morning, a Sawyer County Deputy observed a silver colored sedan traveling southbound at a very high rate of speed near the intersection of CTH K and CTH E in Bass Lake Township. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated in an attempt to flee from the deputy. 

The pursuit continued south where the suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH. The pursuit then continued southbound onto STH 40 toward Rusk County. While on State Highway 40, the suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 90 MPH. As the pursuit entered Rusk County, Sawyer County Deputies were informed that Rusk County Deputies were at the intersection of STH 40 and CTH H in the Town of Murry with a tire deflation device, which was ultimately successful in ending the pursuit. 

The male driver, who was identified as 18 year old Steven W. Martinson Jr, of Hayward, was taken into custody for Fleeing/Eluding Law Enforcement, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a probation violation. There was a 17-year-old female passenger in the vehicle with Martinson, who was released to her parents. 

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. 

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