Deputies seek man who fled at 90 mph

Police: Man spits into, jumps on hood, roof of car, scares 2 women inside

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a man who fled deputies during a traffic stop Saturday night.

A deputy tried to stop the vehicle for speeding at 9:54 p.m. as it traveled east on Highway 11 in South Wayne, but the driver increased speeds to 90 mph and fled. The driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve and continued into the ditch. The man ran away after stopping, authorities said.

Police K9s responded but were unable to find the man. He was last seen in the area of Highway 11 just west of Browntown.

The vehicle was not registered to the driver, and deputies have been unable to learn anything about the man from the registered owner.

The man is described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts or the identity of the driver is asked to call 608-776-4870.