GILLETTE (WNE) — Anthony Kluesner, 54, was arrested early Wednesday morning after he led a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy on a car chase, rammed into his patrol car and escaped on foot.
The deputy saw a pickup truck driving in the opposite lane on Highway 51 and tried to initiate a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. The truck continued accelerating and was clocked driving 89 mph at one point, said Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.
After a brief pursuit, the truck spun off of the road near Fox Park Avenue. As the deputy tried reaching the truck, it drove out of the ditch, spun out again, then drove toward the deputy patrol car.
The truck rammed the rear of the patrol car at about 20 mph before driving north toward Highway 51. When the man tried driving across the railroad tracks, his truck got stuck and he escaped on foot, Reynolds said.
He fled north into the Collins Heights subdivision where the deputy lost track of him. More deputies and police officers arrived, and Kluesner was eventually seen running on foot, at which point he was detained.
Kluesner was ultimately arrested for felony eluding, felony destruction of property, interference and driving under suspension, Reynolds said.