(WLAX/WEUX) Barron County, Wis – A Rice Lake man is in custody after a high speed chase in Barron County. 43-year-old Delbert Whitehead is being held in the Barron County Jail. Formal charges are expected to be filed later this week.
The Sherrif’s Department says a deputy tried to pull Whitehead over early Sunday morning in the village of Cameron, and a chase began reaching speeds of 100 mph. That chase ended near Chetek.
The Sherrif says after spike strips were deployed Whitehead attempted a U-turn and hit the pursuing deputy squad car. The deputy in the squad was not hurt.
A female passenger in Whitehead’s car was not taken into custody.