Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Man faces charges after driving through corn field, evading police

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A village of Lake Hallie man who was tased after leading police in high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood had told police his name was Kathy and later that he was legally deaf.

Brian E. Nelson, 36, faces several charges including a sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, fleeing from traffic officers, resisting arrest and felony bail jumping violation. He was issued traffic citations for reckless driving and operating without required lamps to be lit. 

According to the Lake Hallie Police Department: 

Nelson’s vehicle was stopped at 7:32 p.m. on Monday at 130th Street and 38th Avenue for a vehicle registration violation. Nelson identified himself as Kathy, later determined to be the name of his mother and registered owner of the Honda Civic. No other occupants were in the vehicle. 

After the traffic stop, Nelson turned off the vehicle’s headlights and sped away, prompting a chase by police. 

The vehicle turned onto 38th Avenue and into a subdivision at speeds between 55 and 70 miles per hour. He drove through at least one residential yard. 

Still speeding, he eventually made his way to his home on 43rd Avenue, driving through several backyards and a corn field. 

Nelson tried to walk away from officers and refused to cooperate by hiding his hands and kicking his feet.

He was tased and taken to a hospital for a blood draw as he was presumed to be intoxicated.

Nelson was carried into the hospital and refused a blood draw, requiring police to obtain a search warrant. Nelson tried to trip officers and claimed he was deaf. 

A blood draw was secured without injury. 

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