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Police pursued a reckless driver from Wisconsin into Illinois and arrested the juvenile driver in Winthrop Harbor after officers deployed spike strips Saturday morning.

A Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer was on a dedicated traffic assignment around 10 a.m. Saturday.

The officer was actively monitoring traffic in the 8200 block of South Sheridan Road.

The officer spotted a vehicle traveling recklessly and “well in excess” of the posted speed limit.

The vehicle posed a “safety risk to other motorists attempting to enjoy this beautiful Saturday,” according to police officials.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver refused to pull over.

Officers pursued the vehicle as it fled south into Pleasant Prairie.

Police officials said the Pleasant Prairie Police Department assisted Kenosha police by successfully spiking the suspect vehicle’s tires in the pursuit as it continued south on Sheridan Road.

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Officers continued to pursue the suspect vehicle into Winthrop Harbor where Winthrop Harbor officers were waiting to assist.

The pursuit ended in Winthrop Harbor when the suspect vehicle stopped.

Five occupants were inside the car and the driver was a 16-year-old juvenile, who was taken into custody.

“The Kenosha Police Department is dedicated to maintaining safe roadways for our citizens and visitors to use. The use of pursuit intervention techniques like stop sticks helped bring this pursuit to a safe end,” police officials said.

The Kenosha Police Department thanked the Pleasant Prairie Police Department and the Winthrop Harbor Police Department for their assistance.