A Taylor, Wis., man who led authorities on an 11-mile pursuit Tuesday through La Crosse and Trempealeau counties surrendered when he lost his prosthetic leg trying to outrun police, according to court records.
Thomas Fuselier, 47, fled Holmen police on Tuesday when an officer tried to stop him for a defective brake light, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
He sped off on Hwy. 53, at one point sticking his hand out the window and waving at pursuing officers.
Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated.
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Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint.
Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
Prosecutors charged Fuselier on Wednesday with attempting to flee a traffic officer and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, both as a repeat offender.