HUDSON, Wis. (KMSP) - A police officer was injured and a squad car was damaged in a police chase through Hudson, Wisconsin last month.
The chase began on May 30 around 11 a.m. on Wisconsin Street south of Vine Street in downtown Hudson. Officers had spotted a stolen vehicle wanted in connection with burglaries and auto theft in St. Croix County and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped up and ran several stop signs, according to a news release.
The drive led officers and sheriff's deputies on a chase through fields and yards before striking at tree on the 800 block of Highlander Trail.
A sheriff's deputy shot out of the tires of the vehicle to prevent the suspect from fleeing again, the Hudson Star Observer reported. Officers boxed in the vehicle and arrested the driver. He is in custody facing multiple charges.
A Hudson police officer received a cut to his forearm while breaking the window of the stolen vehicle. He was treated at Hudson Hospital and released. A St. Croix County sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries when his SUV was struck.
A Hudson police squad car was also damaged during the chase.