Man found hiding in dumpster after fleeing from police
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A 43-year-old man has been arrested after fleeing from deputies during a freeway pursuit and crashing the vehicle into a tree on Thursday morning, November 21st.
The incident took place just before 9:30 a.m. on I-894 near Oklahoma Ave. Eugenio Hernandez was pursued by a deputy after being observed weaving lane to lane and side-swiping a semi.
The driver refused to stop and the deputy was informed that the man was driving a stolen vehicle. Additional deputies responded to assist.
Officials located the vehicle crashed into a tree and abandoned at S. 63rd and Orchard Streets. Witnesses informed deputies that the suspect had fled on foot.
A deputy and a detective found Hernandez hiding inside a dumpster one block east of the crash site.
The suspect was taken to Froedtert Hospital after complaining of neck and back pain. A blood draw was taken to determine if the man was intoxicated.
Hernandez has two prior convictions for operating a vehicle without owner’s consent. The Sheriff’s Office is looking to charge Hernandez with felony charges of recklessly endangering safety and fleeing/eluding officers.