Edgerton man flees, leads police in golf cart pursuit, authorities say
An Edgerton man was arrested Monday after fleeing from police and leading them on a short pursuit in a golf cart, Rock County officials said.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 11:30 a.m. that the Wisconsin State Patrol had been in a lengthy pursuit of Jeffery M. Helin, 41, of Edgerton, according to a release. Helin has active warrants through the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Edgerton Police Department.
Helin was driving a black Ford Focus when he hit an orange traffic barrel, police said. He eventually stopped on Interstate 39/90 on the Newvillle bridge over the Rock River, but he fled on foot into Rock River Leisure Estates.
According to the release, Helin took a golf cart from the campground, and was seen driving the cart south on Kidder Road.
Officers caught up with Helin, who led police on a short pursuit in the golf cart before he crashed in a field near Kidder Road and County Road M, authorities said.
He was eventually arrested on tentative charges of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, fleeing and resisting arrest. He was also arrested on warrants in connection with a domestic violence incident.