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CALEDONIA — A Mount Pleasant man has been jailed after allegedly driving intoxicated and leading a Racine County deputy on a high-speed chase into Oak Creek on Monday afternoon.

Adrian D. Oliver, 36, of the 5500 block of Cambridge Lane, was charged Tuesday with his sixth operating while intoxicated offense and attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer — both felony charges. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while his license is revoked.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office:

At 1:30 p.m. Monday, a Racine County sheriff’s deputy was approached by a citizen on 7 Mile Road near the East Frontage Road in Caledonia. The citizen said they had just observed a car strike road signs and continue to drive, even though the vehicle’s windshield was smashed as a result of crashing into the signs.

The deputy located the suspect vehicle and tried to get its driver to pull over, but the driver, later identified as Oliver, failed to stop. While the deputy’s squad-car emergency lights and siren were activated, the suspect vehicle sped up quickly, operating in what sheriff’s officials said was a “very erratic manner,” periodically driving on the wrong side of the road.

The pursuit continued north into Oak Creek, occasionally reaching speeds of nearly 90 mph. The suspect vehicle then allegedly pulled into the parking lot of Colder’s furniture store, 9725 S. 13th St., Oak Creek.

After the deputy waited for additional squads from the Oak Creek Police Department to arrive, the suspect vehicle was found unoccupied in the rear area of the parking lot. After a search, Oliver was located and taken into custody by an Oak Creek officer a short distance away.

Oliver allegedly showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. A search warrant was obtained for an evidentiary blood sample, the release said.

Oliver was in custody on a $5,000 cash bond as of Tuesday afternoon, online records show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.



Alyssa Mauk covers breaking news and courts. She enjoys hanging out with her daughter, gaming on her XBOX One, comic books and heavy metal music.

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