By Lisa Pett
A Greenfield man is behind bars this week after allegedly fleeing from a Portage County Sheriff’s Deputy in a high speed chase on a motorcycle.
Jason Meyer, 20, was arrested following a chase that deputies estimate reached 138 miles per hour after he failed to pull over in a traffic stop on July 19 around 8:30 PM. Meyer told the court he was returning from a cabin in northern Wisconsin to his home in Milwaukee County when deputies attempted to pull him over.
According to the criminal complaint, the deputy attempted to pull Meyer over with warning lights but Meyer continued driving, at times well over 100 mph and soon began weaving between cars in both the left and right lanes. At times, Meyer came close to hitting nearby vehicles.
The chase lasted just over seven miles before the driver pulled over and was identified as Meyer. He was taken into custody and transported to the Portage County Jail.
Meyer, who has no prior criminal record, is facing felony fleeing charges and was issued several citations for traffic violations.
He is being held on a $2,500 cash bond and is due back in court for an initial appearance on July 27.