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Car chase with deputy ends after Tomah man hits deer

Kaitlyn Riley

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A Tomah man was arrested in the City of Elroy after a car chase that started in Monroe County Saturday night.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy clocked Anthony Springman, 22 of Tomah, driving 95 miles an hour in a 55-speed zone around 9:07 p.m. The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but Springman fled into Juneau County. He turned off the vehicle’s headlights in Elroy and continued trying to escape the deputy.

The chase came to an end when Springman hit a deer. The hood latch failed and the hood flew open. Springman stopped abruptly and the deputy rear-ended him, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. Neither were hurt.

Springman was booked in the Monroe County Jail for vehicle operator flee/elude an officer, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, bail-jumping (misdemeanor), possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued traffic citations for speeding (40-44 over), operating while under the influence of a restricted, controlled substance (first), operating while suspended (first) and operating without required lamps lighted.

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and Elroy Police Department assisted at the scene. The Elroy Police Department is investigating the traffic accident between Springman and the deputy.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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