A 45-year-old Muskego man is facing charges after he led Milwaukee police on a high speed chase Sunday through the city’s north side.
Fred W. Hilpert was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of attempting to flee an officer and one count of resisting an officer. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Milwaukee police officer on patrol Sunday near North 34th Street and West Wright Street saw Hilpert driving a pickup truck with an expired license plate. The officer attempted to pull Hilpert over, but Hilpert instead turned onto Clarke Street.
Hilpert continued on Clarke before briefly stopping in the intersection with North 35th Street, then continuing to drive towards North 36th Street where he turned south towards Wright. Hilpert then accelerated to a high rate of speed and ran through stop signs at North 37th Street and North 39th Street, before turning into an alley near North 40th Street and Clarke where he came to a stop.
Hilpert then got out of the truck and began to run on foot until he was eventually apprehended in the 2500 block of North 40th Street.
He continued to resist officers, but they eventually got handcuffs on him. Hilpert said he was in the area to buy crack cocaine and ran from police because there was an arrest warrant pending against him.
He’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $10,000 bail.