A Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle pass him at a high rate of speed on I-94 near W. Rawson Avenue just before 11 p.m.The deputy activated his lights and siren, but the driver, later identified as 44-year-old Brent Fruth, failed to stop. Oak Creek police and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were advised of the pursuit.
Fruth exited at Highway G traveling about 90 mph. Due to safety concerns, the deputy stopped his pursuit.
However, Caledonia police soon found the vehicle after it crashed into a guardrail and came to rest in the front yard of a home near the intersection of Highway G and Highway H.
Fruth, a Franksville resident, was hiding in the bushes near the scene. He was arrested and turned over to Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies.
Fruth is being held without bail in Milwaukee County jail. The sheriff’s office is seeking charges of fleeing/eluding an officer, recklessly endangering safety and drunken driving.
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