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FITCHBURG, Wis. - A Janesville man was arrested after striking two people with his vehicle, leading a chase and crashing, according to a release from Fitchburg police.
Police said an officer stopped a suspicious vehicle at the Mobil Gas Station at 2956 Fish Hatchery Road at 1:36 a.m. and asked a passenger to get out. After the passenger got out, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and struck the officer and passenger, knocking them to the ground.
The driver, Shannon R. Patterson, 28, then rammed a squad car twice, police said. The rear bumper of Patterson’s vehicle came off.
Police said police pursued Patterson as he fled west on the Beltline frontage road before crashing at Gammon and Fortune roads.
Patterson was extricated and taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The officer and passenger who were struck were treated and released from a hospital.
Patterson was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated causing injury, fleeing an officer, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, two count of reckless endangerment and on a parole violation.
Officers from Madison, town of Madison and Middleton assisted with the investigation.
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