A Zion man allegedly drove 120 mph during a police pursuit in Wisconsin and later told officers he refused to stop because he knew he had warrants.
Clifton L. Foster, 44, of the 3000 block of Emmaus Avenue in Zion, was charged with five counts of felony bail jumping, reckless driving endangering safety, operating while revoked, vehicle operator fleeing to elude an officer, possession of THC and IID tampering.
A criminal complaint said an investigator with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office was traveling on Interstate 94, The Journal Times reported.
She spotted a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed of 100 mph in a 70 mph zone.
The investigator activated her emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle, the complaint said.
The vehicle accelerated to 120 mph and then exited the interstate onto Highway K where it passed two vehicles in a no-passing zone.
Officers eventually stopped the vehicle and identified Foster as the driver, The Journal Times reported, citing the complaint.
Foster told police he did not stop because he knew had warrants in Wisconsin.
Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana from the car and located multiple bags of marijuana totaling 24 grams, the complaint said.
The complaint said Foster does not have a driver’s license due to a prior driving under the influence conviction.
A judge ordered Foster held on a $7,500 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Racine County court.