A Chicago man faces traffic and drug charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through Sauk and Juneau Counties.
Graeme Daniel Ciciora, 26, is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempting to flee an officer, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment for the first charge.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Oct. 14, a state trooper clocked a car driven by Ciciora going 88 mph near mile marker 100 on Interstate 90/94 in Sauk County. The vehicle accelerated as the trooper attempted to catch up to it. As the trooper pursued the vehicle, he clocked it going up to 108 mph.
The trooper activated his emergency lights in order to make a traffic stop. He followed the vehicle for a short distance before realizing the vehicle was not pulling over.
The vehicle continued along the interstate into Juneau County. As the vehicles approached exit 79, a Juneau County Sheriff's Office deputy joined the chase with his emergency lights and siren on.
A Mauston police officer positioned himself near exit 69 with tire deflation devices. As the suspect approached the officer, he switched lanes and used the shoulder to avoid the TDDs. He then passed a slower moving semi and attempted to use the exit ramp. A Mauston officer was waiting for him at the bottom of the ramp.
Ciciora then drove off the road and into grass. He eventually drove into a ditch where his car became disabled.
Once Ciciora was detained, he told police, “I must have had a stroke.” Police called an ambulance to assist him.
When searching the vehicle, police found marijuana and a glass container.
Ciciora is due in court at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Juneau County Justice Center. He was released Oct. 18 on a $1,500 bond.