BRF police jail two men after 20-mile chase on I-94

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Black River Falls police arrested two men who turned themselves in in connection with a high-speed chase on Interstate 94.

A Black River Falls officer saw two vehicles traveling westbound on I-94 at high rates of speed at about 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 24, according to a news release Tuesday from the police department.

The officer tried to stop the vehicles but both fled. The ensuing pursuit, which included several other law agencies, covered almost 20 miles on I-94 between Black River Falls and Osseo, until officers abandoned the chase out of safety concerns.

Law enforcement identified the drivers as Nicholas D. Roberts, 19, of Beloit, Wis., and Samuel E. Wennblom, 22, of Lisle, Ill., according to the news release. They turned themselves in to Black River Falls police early on Nov. 25, the news release says.

Roberts and Wennblom were booked into the Jackson County Jail for fleeing an officer and other traffic offenses.

Agencies who assisted Black River Falls police during the incident included the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Big Lake (Minn.) Police Department, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the Osseo Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and 911 Communications Center.

Polie declined to release additional information.

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