Police: Man flees officers at more than 100 mph+ on Madison’s east side

MADISON, Wis. — Police in Madison arrested a 29-year-old man who they say fled officers driving more than 100 mph on East Washington Avenue before crashing in a construction zone Friday morning.

In an incident report, police said officers saw the man nearly hit two pedestrians near Gilman and State streets just before 12:30 a.m. When the officers tried to stop him, he drove away and the officers did not pursue him.

Two other officers then saw the man near Johnson and Hamilton streets and tried to stop him, but the man again drove off, reaching speeds of at least 100 mph on East Washington Avenue, police said.

A Madison Police Department sergeant saw the man minutes later near the construction zone at East Washington and Fair Oaks avenues. The man then reportedly hit several cones and a traffic sign board, pushing the sign several hundred feet.

Police said the man then ran from the scene but officers were able to arrest him on numerous tentative charges, including fourth-offense OWI, eluding and bail jumping. He suffered minor injuries in the crash.

News 3 Now is not naming the driver at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.