Man arrested after high-speed chase
On Feb. 25, at 1:46 a.m., officers of the Prairie du Chien Police Department were notified of a hit and run traffic accident at the intersection of South Marquette Road and East Iowa Street. An officer arrived at the scene and observed damage to road signs. Officers were given a description of the suspect vehicle by witnesses and began searching the area.
A short time later, a Clayton County, Iowa deputy, who was monitoring radio traffic of the hit and run, advised that he had located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The Clayton County deputy initiated a traffic stop and the suspect vehicle then fled Iowa at a high rate of speed back to Prairie du Chien. An officer from the MarMac Police Department joined the pursuit as the suspect vehicle left Iowa and officers from the Prairie du Chien Police Department took over the pursuit as the vehicle entered Wisconsin.
The pursuit continued east on Iowa Street to Jackson Street, west on Wisconsin Street and then north on S. Marquette Road. The pursuit eventually ended south of Limery Road on Highway 35.
Officers were able to utilize a trained boxing maneuver which forced the suspect vehicle to stop.
The driver, Adam Kruger, 22, Hannibal, Mo., was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (third offense), knowingly fleeing or eluding a police officer, and reckless driving. Numerous traffic citations were also issued to Kruger. Kruger was booked into the Crawford County Jail.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Bob’s Towing also assisted.
The case remains under investigation. Charges will be referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office.