Man arrested for 3rd OWI in Vernon County after police chase

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) – The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for his 3rd OWI after officers chased him near Viroqua last Wednesday.  Sheriff John Spears said in a news release an officer pulled Brent Felde over for a routine traffic stop when he got out of his vehicle aggressively before driving away.

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The officer followed Felde who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest and was suspected of driving under the influence.  The Viroqua Police Department helped chase down Felde. Officers used a taser to arrest Felde.  

Officers booked Felde into the Vernon County Detention Center for the outstanding warrants, as well as charges of vehicle operator flee/elude officer, operating while under the influence (3rd offense), obstructing an officer, and operating after revocation.  

Felde is being held at the detention center on a cash bond and formal charges will be sought through the Vernon County District Attorney’s Office. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the incident.