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Short High Speed Chase Leads To Arrest

A short high speed chase Tuesday in Vernon County has led to a man being jailed. Sheriff John Spears says officers tried to pull over a car on State Highway 82 in the Town of Union that was being driven by 25 year old Lucas Widner of Westby. They say he was speeding.

Widner accelerated in an attempt to flee the Deputy and a short pursuit ensued with Widner finally stopping after driving off the roadway into a ditch.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit located marijuana and paraphernalia in the car. Widner is facing charges through the Vernon County District Attorney’s office, for fleeing an officer and other charges.

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