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Driver barricades self in garage after police chase

Forum News Service HUDSON, Wis. -- A Hudson man led police on a chase that ended in his garage, where he guzzled a beer while barricaded inside his truck and didn't give up until officers zapped him with a stun gun, according to charges filed las...

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HUDSON, Wis. -- A Hudson man led police on a chase that ended in his garage, where he guzzled a beer while barricaded inside his truck and didn’t give up until officers zapped him with a stun gun, according to charges filed last week.

St. Croix County prosecutors on Thursday, Feb. 4, charged 52-year-old Michael S. Roe with felony attempting to flee an officer and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer. He was also cited for OWI, speeding, drinking open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and no insurance.

Roe was released from St. Croix County jail on a $5,000 signature bond.

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According to the criminal complaint:

A Hudson police officer was watching for speeders at 1:19 p.m. on Feb. 4 on Highway 35 near Hanley Road when he clocked Roe going 80 mph in the 65 mph zone.

Roe led officers on a chase to his residence, where he parked in the garage and tried to lower the garage door. Though Roe poked his head out of the truck several times to swear at police, he refused commands to exit the vehicle until he was held at Taser-point.

While officers attempted to cuff him, Roe began to resist and was shot with the Taser twice. Officers reported smelling alcohol on his breath and noticed slurred speech and glossy eyes.

A search of the truck revealed several open Budweiser cans that were cold to the touch. A half-empty case of Bud was found in the backseat.

A pre-trial conference in the case was set for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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