A 27-year-old Gays Mills man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
Donald J. Tweedy faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. According to the criminal complaint, Tweedy drove off in his mother’s vehicle without her consent on June 3, sometime between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
On June 4, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was informed by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department that a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle was involved in a high-speed chase in Grant County and was stopped by the use of stop sticks in the city of Platteville. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and were not located, according to the complaint.
On June 11, a Crawford County Sheriff’s Department deputy interviewed Tweedy who admitted he had taken his mother’s car, a 1998 Mustang, without her consent, the complaint said.