MOUNT PLEASANT — A Kenosha man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly leading authorities on a 130 mph chase on Highway 31 after crashing into a squad car.
Alejandro Gonzales, 27, was in custody in Racine County Jail as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Mount Pleasant Police have referred charges of fleeing and eluding a traffic officer, operating while intoxicated first offense and recklessly endangering safety, according to police. Gonzales also faces multiple traffic citations.
According to police:
At 3:33 a.m., Gonzales crashed into a Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy squad car in Kenosha and drove away north on Highway 31. State Patrol officers located Gonzales and starting pursuing him but terminated the chase after speeds reportedly reached more than 130 mph.
Mount Pleasant officers spotted Gonzales going 75 mph on Highway 31 near 16th Street and began a chase when he turned west onto Highway 20 (Washington Avenue).
When Gonzales reached the intersection of Highway 20 and 90th Street, he turned north onto 90th Street “at a high rate of speed,” police said, and eventually turned onto Shady Oaks Trail, which is a dead-end. Gonzales stopped his car and was taken into custody.
Officers reportedly smelled intoxicants as they spoke with Gonzales, and he failed field-sobriety tests.
Today's mugshots: June 7
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Deandre D. Berryhill
Deandre D. Berryhill, 2000 block of West Boulevard, Racine, felony bail jumping.
Melissa M. Gaethke-Rickey
Melissa M. Gaethke-Rickey, Union Grove, possession of narcotic drugs.
Michael K. Hubbard
Michael K. Hubbard, Milwaukee, possession of narctoic drugs, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer.
Devereaux Patton, 2000 block of Jay Eye See Avenue, Racine, possession of THC, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor theft.
Larry D. Perkins
Larry D. Perkins, 200 block of Howland Avenue, Racine, delivery of Schedule I or II narcotics.
Christopher R. Pringle
Christopher R. Pringle, Terra Alta, WV, false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Arnold R. Silva
Arnold R. Silva, 1500 block of Carlisle Avenue, Racine, misconduct in public office, misdemeanor theft.
Nicholas R. Tyler
Nicholas R. Tyler, 100 block of Ohio Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Maxwell J. Firehammer
Maxwell J. Firehammer, 1400 Autumn Lane, Racine, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Daniel L. Fisher
Daniel L. Fisher, 2000 block of Carlisle Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct.
Joshua S. Frye
Joshua S. Frye, 5000 block of 18th Avenue, Kenosha, operate motor vehicle while revoked, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Donald L. Goring
Donald L. Goring, Winnebago, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Michael J. Johann
Michael J. Johann, 1900 block of Saturn Avenue, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Liza M. Miller
Liza M. Miller, 100 block of Ohio Street, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Amber R. Nicolazzi
Amber R. Nicolazzi, Caledonia, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Merry Christina Starszak
Merry Christina Starszak, Waterford, disorderly conduct.