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Teen Crashes Car After High-Speed Chase, Complaint Says

Donte J. Delamar, 19, of West Allis, faces up to 1.5 years in prison if convicted of leading Waukesha County deputies on a 2.7-mile high speed chase.

When a Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a 19-year-old man driving the wrong way near Pewaukee Road and Interstate 94 early Wednesday morning, a 2.7-mile high speed chase ensued, ending when the man crashed his vehicle into two telephone poles south of Buena Vista Avenue in Waukesha, according to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

The driver, Donte J. Delamar, is charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer. He also was cited for possession of marijuana. Delamar faces up to 1.5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted.

Delamar remains jailed in lieu of $1,500 bail.

According to the criminal complaint:

The deputy followed the vehicle after it was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Tower Place.  As the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, the vehicle heavily accelerated westbound, reached a dead end, turned around in a parking lot and exited back onto Tower Place.

Deputies continued to follow the vehicle, chasing it into the City of Waukesha traveling between 85 and 100 mph. As the vehicle traveled south on Moreland Boulevard down the hill traveling 90 mph, the deputies lost sight of it.

As a deputy drove over the hill, the deputy saw the vehicle had crashed into two telephone polls. The driver was identified as Delamar.

Delamar told the deputies he was attempting to find a friend's house when he saw the squad car, so he panicked. He said "his thoughts were blank and he felt as if he weren't in control of himself."

Police arrested Delamar and located what they believed to be marijuana in his vehicle. They transported him to Waukesha Memorial Hospital because he complained of neck pain.

michelle January 17, 2013 at 01:36 AM
As long as nobody else got hurt
Brett bushman January 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Sounds like someone taxpayers will be paying for for a long time... Mental ward then incarcerated for the rest of his life... Maybe he should have hit those poles a little harder and did everyone a favor
Deb K January 18, 2013 at 02:13 PM
maybe you (Brett) should know him as I do, he is a very nice young man that has been neglected by his mother in the parenting dpartment. He needs help not jail to harden him. Have a heart. I think this is his blessing in disguise and an eye opening for him, my prayer answered and a hard lesson learned but all will come out well for him in the end. God bless Donte.
Brett bushman January 19, 2013 at 02:37 PM
I judge people ( as God does) by what they do not what they say or what they "are". This kid could have killed someone I know or myself as I drive that road everyday. At least do everyone a favor and neuter the kid so he can't breed more crazies into this world
Amber s January 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM
How sad I dated donte in 2008 he was such a sweet guy, everyone goes thru thing who are we to judge. Hope he gets better and family is there to support him.
Ramiro January 22, 2013 at 03:14 AM
learn to slow down punk and drive the right direction on the road might help

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