A 21-year-old Greenfield man is accused of leading Greenfield police on a high-speed chase through the east side of the city, reaching speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour.
Jonathon Lee was charged with felony attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on March 1. He faces a maximum of 3 ½ years of imprisonment and $10,000 in fines if convicted.
On Feb. 17, a Greenfield police officer traveling eastbound in the 3700 block of West Edgerton Avenue clocked Lee’s two-door green Honda Civic hatchback traveling in the same direction at 44 mph in a 25-mph zone, according to the criminal complaint.
Lee turned left onto West Abbott and ignored a red light when he turned onto 27th Street. That’s when the officer, who had been following Lee, turned on his lights and sirens in an attempt to get Lee to pull over.
Lee, however, did not. He increased his speed to as fast as 75 mph on the city streets and ran another red light at the intersection of 27th Street and College Avenue. He increased his speed to 85 to 100 mph before the Greenfield officer was told to stop his pursuit.
The entire chase covered approximately 11 miles.
Police tracked Lee down when another Greenfield officer realized the description of Lee’s vehicle match the one involved in another fleeing incident. He was arrested at his place of employment and admitted to police he did not want to be caught because he was driving with a suspended license.
He is due back in court March 13.