92 miles-per-hour: Woman who was passenger during multi-county pursuit ordered to pay fine
WAUKESHA COUNTY — A Madison woman charged in connection with a wild chase through several counties on Sept. 17, 2017 has reached a plea deal in the case against her.
Alyssa Daniels, 22, of Madison, on Tuesday, March 6 pleaded no contest to resisting/obstructing, and she was ordered to pay a fine of $362. Failure to pay could result in seven days behind bars with Huber release.
Online court records show an arrest warrant was issued for the alleged main actor/accomplice in the case, Steven Dixon, 24, of Madison. The warrant was issued in Sept. 2017 on charges of vehicle operator flee/elude officer, first degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting or obstructing an officer, hit-and-run, operating while revoked.
According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 17, 2017 sheriff’s officials in Waukesha County learned of a pursuit entering the county from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. The report indicated a possibly intoxicated driver traveling at a high rate of speed. Several squads responded and stop sticks were deployed.
The suspect vehicle exited at Moorland, before turning back around and re-entering I-94 WB in Brookfield.
Deputies set up on I-94 near Barker Rd. in Brookfield and stop sticks were prepared. Deputies learned the suspect vehicle was traveling at 92 miles-per-hour — approaching their location. The suspect vehicle’s front passenger tire drove over the stop sticks and the vehicle began to slide approximately 100 degrees sideways, before striking the median wall. After it came to rest, the driver accelerated and continued EB in the WB lanes of I-94, the complaint says.
A pursuit continued eastbound — with one deputy forced to make an evasive turn as the suspect vehicle approached his location. Emergency vehicles traveled in the emergency lane of WB I-94 — getting all the cars the suspect vehicle was passing the wrong way to yield to the right.
Eventually, the vehicle entered a turnaround west of Calhoun, and re-entered I-94 EB — continuing EB with a deflated front passenger tire, and smoke and the smell of burnt rubber coming from the vehicle. The car exited at Moorland, and the tire came off. The vehicle ran the red light at Greenfield, before the driver pulled into the Country Inn and Suites on Moorland. That’s where the complaint indicates the driver rammed a deputy’s squad at a high rate of speed.
Deputies approached the suspect vehicle with guns drawn, and noticed four people inside. The driver exited, and the complaint indicates he “looked directly at a deputy, jumped onto the trunk of his car and the hood of his squad” and then took off northbound.
A deputy gave chase, and he was apprehended across the street. He was identified as Steven Dixon.
Daniels was a backseat passenger. The complaint indicates she did not comply with officers’ commands at the scene and screamed obscenities at investigators.