An alleged drunken driver struck a Kenosha Police squad car early Saturday, setting off a high-speed chase at speeds of up to 130 mph before being arrested in Mount Pleasant.
According to authorities, the driver — later identified as a 27-year-old Kenosha man — was behind the wheel of a red Dodge Charger when he struck the squad car at 80th Street and 39th Avenue as the officer, who was responding to another accident, was making a turn.
The driver of the Charger fled the scene.
According to Kenosha Police, the officer was not injured, and there was minor damage to the squad car.
A trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol spotted the fleeing vehicle and began a pursuit north on Green Bay Road at about 3:30 a.m.
The trooper called off the pursuit when the Charger reached speeds of up to 130 mph, notifying Mount Pleasant Police that the vehicle was heading into their community.
Mount Pleasant officers saw the Charger northbound on Green Bay Road at 16th Street going 75 mph. They began another pursuit as the vehicle turned west on Highway 20 from Green Bay Road.
As officers were placing stop sticks at Highway 20 and 90th Street in Racine County, the driver turned north on 90th Street at a high rate of speed, then turned onto Shady Oaks Trail, a dead-end road.
With nowhere to turn, the driver stopped and was taken into custody.
According to a statement from Mount Pleasant Police, the driver failed a field sobriety test.
The driver was identified by Mount Pleasant Police as Alejandro Gonzalez, 27, of Kenosha.
He is being held in Racine County Jail pending charges of fleeing, recklessly endangering safety, operating while intoxicated and multiple traffic citations.