A 20-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of trying to flee a Glendale police officer and was only stopped after hitting two different stop sticks during a high-speed chase near Bayshore Town Center.
Bryant B. Oglen Jr. was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of attempting to flee a traffic officer. If convicted, he faces up to 1½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Glendale police were called to the Bayshore Town Center on reports of a reckless driver in a blue Chevrolet Impala. They found the car in the 300 block of East Silver Spring Drive and attempted to pull it over, however, it then turned northbound on Bayshore Drive, then into the Kohl’s parking lot and accelerated.
The car then drove westbound in an alley behind the Brass Bell, turned southbound onto North Lydell Avenue, then sped westbound into the Brass Bell parking lot before getting onto West Silver Spring Drive and accelerating to 50 mph and weaving past other cars.
Another officer deployed stop sticks, which Oglen’s car hit. Then he turned southbound on Port Washington Road, hit more stop sticks in the 5500 block, then ran a red light and sped up to 64 mph despite having two flat tires.
Eventually Oglen pulled the car into a parking lot in the 5100 block of Port Washington Road, where he opened the door of the car, but refused to comply with officers' commands until he was taken into custody.
Oglen said he had a suspended driver’s license due to an unpaid fee. He said he also has a permanent ban on going to Bayshore and at the time the chase occurred he was headed to Aldo Shoes in the mall to exchange merchandise for cash.
He’s being held in Milwaukee County Jail while awaiting trial.