Racine County Sheriff's K-9 Officer Friday

K-9 Friday sits outside of a Racine County Sheriff's Office squad car.

After law enforcement called off a 95 mph pursuit on Interstate 94 Sunday morning, the driver allegedly ended up causing a crash, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, identified as Anthony Chambliss, 30, of Racine, was charged Monday with felony fleeing an officer, felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony possession of THC, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated as a second offense, misdemeanor resisting/obstructing an officer, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the Sheriff’s Office:

At 7:44 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle driving north on Interstate 94 was speeding at about 95 mph in the Village of Raymond and did not pull over while being pursued by a deputy. The vehicle, later determined to have been driven by Chambliss, reportedly struck several traffic cones and barrels while speeding.

When the pursuing deputy realized that not far along the road, construction workers and emergency personnel were stationed in Milwaukee County at the Ryan Road exit, “the pursuit was terminated out of concern for the safety of motoring public and emergency workers present upon the Interstate,” according to a news release.

The deputy continued to drive north as the vehicle reportedly driven by Chambliss sped ahead. Minutes later, the vehicle was reportedly found crashed at the Drexel Road exit in Oak Creek. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Chambliss allegedly attempted to run away on foot, so the deputy’s K-9, Friday, was released and apprehended Chambliss.

According to online court records, Chambliss was convicted three times for possession of THC in 2014 and 2015. He also pleaded guilty to resisting/obstructing an officer in 2015. He was cited for his first OWI in Milwaukee County in 2011.

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