BAYSIDE -- More drivers are speeding away from Bayside police than ever before. The latest incident happened Saturday morning, November 18th, and ended in a crash. Bayside's police chief said many of the pursuits begin with minor traffic violations, and when the officer tries to pull the driver over, he or she takes off.
On Saturday, Bayside Police Chief Scott McConnell said an officer on patrol spotted a driver making an illegal U-turn.
"It was just a minor traffic violation," McConnell said.
When the officer tried to pull him over...
"The officer reported the vehicle was fleeing at 90 miles-an-hour," McConnell said.
In Bayside, McConnell said their policy is to only pursue if a violent felony occurs. He said his officer terminated the pursuit after about a quarter-mile, but at Lake Drive and Brown Deer Road, the driver lost control and crashed into a street light -- in a 35 miles-per-hour zone.
The complete story here> Chief: “10 (police) chases a month” in Bayside; latest happened Saturday after illegal U-turn