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Company-requested driver welfare check turns police chase

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A truck driver led police on a chase Sunday night after officers attempted to do a welfare check on him at the request of his company. 

The incident happened on January 30th in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. 

According to 12 WISN, officers with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office attempted to stop a semi truck traveling north on Interstate 43 south of Pioneer Road after receiving a call from the driver’s company requesting a welfare check. The owner of the company told police that the driver was not supposed to be in Wisconsin and that he didn’t know why his driver didn’t stop and he was worried. 

When police attempted to stop the truck in question, the driver refused to stop and fled police, who eventually had to deploy stop sticks and take the driver into custody. 

The truck was initially reported as stolen, but the truck owner later confirmed that it was not.

The truck owner said that the driver had been working for him for seven months. The driver’s identity has not been released and it is not clear if any charges have been filed against him. 

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