Madison man, deemed ‘dangerous subject,’ leads police in interstate pursuit

Madison man, deemed ‘dangerous subject,’ leads police in interstate pursuit
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

A Madison man faces multiple charges after law enforcement officers from several Milwaukee area agencies said he led them on a vehicle pursuit Sunday morning down Interstate 94.

A Milwaukee County deputy saw a vehicle around 3:10 a.m. deviating unsafely in lanes of traffic on westbound Interstate 94 between General Mitchell Boulevard and Hawley Road, according to a release.

The driver did not stop and ignored the deputy’s lights and sirens, officials said. The deputy pursued the vehicle and requested stop sticks to be put out on the interstate near the Waukesha County line.

The driver, Steven P. Dixon Jr., exited the freeway at Moorland Road, but got back on again on the same on-ramp, according to the release. Dixon’s vehicle hit the stop sticks east of Barker Road, which caused his vehicle to spin around and hit the GM wall, but then he started driving the wrong way on I-94, heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.

Dixon crossed over to the eastbound lanes at Calhoun Road, exited the freeway at Moorland Road and stopped at a lot at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel, officials said. He then rammed a Waukesha County deputy’s squad in the parking lot, and fled on foot.

A deputy pursued Dixon on foot and tackled him to the ground, where he continued to resist arrest until the deputy deployed his Taser, according to the release.

The pursuit went for just over 9 miles and lasted 11 minutes, officials said.

Dixon is being investigated in connection to incidents in Waukesha County and Brookfield.

Two Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office deputies received injuries, including lacerations, bruising and a possible torn hamstring, according to the release.

Dixon faces tentative charges of second-offense operating while intoxicated, operating while revoked, fleeing from an officer, resisting or obstructing an officer and second-degree endangering safety. He also faces citations for unsafe lane deviation, and unreasonable and imprudent speed.