Submitted by Jason Bakken, Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant
DUNN, COUNTY, WI – Cody Anthony Johnson, 24 years of age, from Isle MN has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 2nd offense.
On Sunday, April 16, 2017, at approximately 12:52 am, Troopers from Northwest Region Eau Claire Post attempted to stop a red 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier for driving the wrong way on a divided highway on I 94 Milepost 42 west bound. Troopers witnessed the suspect vehicle operating west bound in the east bound lanes of I 94. The suspect vehicle drove through the median and continued west bound in the west bound lanes. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver failed to stop.
The pursued vehicle continued west bound into St. Croix Co where St. Croix County deputies, Woodville and Baldwin police departments attempted to stop the vehicle with tire deflation devices. The tire deflation devices were ineffective and the driver continued west bound on I94. St. Croix County deputies conducted a pursuit intervention technique. The vehicle came to a final rest in the median.
The driver was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The driver was identified as Cody A Johnson, M/W age 24 from Isle MN. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver may be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
No injuries were incurred by officers or suspect driver.
Johnson was arrested and charged with OWI-2nd Offense. An evidentiary blood test was obtained. Johnson was also charged with Knowingly Fleeing an officer and no valid driver’s license. Johnson was booked into the Dunn County Jail pending an initial appearance.
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