Wis. Police: Driver Started Chase to Show 'How Fast the Car Was'

June 12, 2024
A 26-year-old woman out on bail told Monona police she wanted to show officers what she had under the hood when she refused to stop after she was clocked going 100 mph.

A Wisconsin woman driving 100 mph down a highway led officers on a pursuit because she told them she wanted to show off, according to police.

The 26-year-old Madison woman was arrested June 10 on a charge of attempted eluding, according to a Monona Police Department Facebook post.

The woman told police she was “showing them how fast the car was,” authorities said.

An officer clocked the woman driving 100 mph at about 2 a.m. June 10 and attempted to pull her over, according to police.

When she refused to stop, police said they initiated a pursuit.

“A Dane County Deputy was positioned ahead with lights illuminated, preparing to deploy a tire deflation device,” police said.

The woman slowed to a stop, and police took the driver and two passengers, one of whom had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, into custody, authorities said.

The passengers told police they knew officers were trying to stop them and tried to get the driver to pull over, authorities said.

At the time of the incident, the driver was out on bail for offenses including resisting/obstructing, bail jumping and disorderly conduct, police said.

The passenger with the warrant for theft and credit card fraud was arrested and booked at Dane County Jail, police said.

Monona is about a 7-mile drive southeast from Madison.

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