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Suspect caught after prosthetic leg got caught in fence

A suspect in western Wisconsin led police on a high-speed car chase on slick rural highways only to be caught after his prosthetic leg got stuck in a fence when he fled his vehicle, court documents showed on Thursday.

On Tuesday night, a police officer in Holmen, Wisconsin, saw a brake light was not working on Thomas Fuselier’s vehicle and tried to pull him over, according to the criminal complaint.

Instead of stopping, Fuselier, 47, fled, leading police on an 11-mile chase that reached 80 mph on dark, ice-covered rural roads. At one point he rolled down his window and waved to officers chasing him, the complaint said.

Fuselier drove his vehicle into a ditch and fled, running more than a mile through the woods and a creek before his prosthetic leg got stuck in a fence. Police found Fuselier lying in the woods and found drugs in his vehicle when they searched it, the complaint said.

Fuselier was charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in La Crosse Circuit Court, according to the criminal complaint.

 

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