High-speed chase ends with six arrests, sheriff says

High-speed chase, Racine, Wisconsin
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Six people were arrested by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department early Friday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Mount Pleasant and ended in Racine.

Three teen-age girls and three adults were in the car and taken into custody, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver, Derrick Malik Jackson, 20, of Kenosha, faces felony fleeing and eluding, obstruction, and disorderly conduct charges. He was also cited for numerous traffic violations. He had a warrant out of the department of corrections for a probation and parole violation for armed robbery.

According to the press release, a deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department tried to stop Jackson for a registration violation in Mount Pleasant near 16th Street and State Highway 31. But Jackson took off at a “high rated of speed.” He didn’t stop for a red light, drove over 70 mph in a 25 mph zone and turned off the lights on the car he was driving.

A short time later, the car was found in the City of Racine parked on 15th Street at Russet Street.  Everyone in the car got out and ran. Law enforcement responded and set up a perimeter that included four police K-9 dogs. The suspects were caught in several locations.

“The juvenile’s parents were not aware of the girl’s location or being with the three adult males,” the press release reads.

Jackson is being held at the Racine County Jail on a probation hold.

 

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