Fitchburg police arrested 38-year-old Oregon resident Alexander Sandoval on Saturday, Jan. 21 after he attempted to elude police, according to a press release from the law enforcement agency.
Around 5 p.m., officers were investigating a two-vehicle, hit-and-run crash in the 6300 block of Nesbitt Road in Fitchburg. No one was injured.
As the investigation continued, an officer noticed the suspected vehicle drive past the location of the accident. The officer followed the car and tried to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, Sandoval, refused to stop and fled at a high speed, police said.
Though the Fitchburg police officer terminated an attempt at a pursuit, a Dane County Sheriff's deputy was nearby and successfully deployed a tire deflation device. Sandoval, unable to drive the disabled car, allegedly stopped and ran into a nearby field. He surrendered after being surrounded.
Sandoval was transported to the Dane County Jail and tentatively charged with attempting to elude an officer, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (fourth offense) and with a prohibited alcohol concentration (fourth offense), resisting and obstructing an officer and the hit and run of an occupied vehicle.