VIDEO: Two teens in custody after overnight chase in stolen car

(Photo: Howard squad car dashcam via Brown County Sheriff's Office)
(Photo: Howard squad car dashcam via Brown County Sheriff's Office)

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Two teenagers were taken into custody early Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle.

At about 2:30 a.m., Brown County deputies entered a pursuit with a vehicle that drove away from a traffic stop in Howard.

The vehicle fled north on I-41 at speeds up to 100 mph, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

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The chase entered Oconto County, where the stolen vehicle lost control and went off the road on County Highway I, west of Highway 141.

“They had the garage door opener, we did get that back, it was in the car, with that they had a gun in the car, so having the garage door opener, they could have opened the garage, had access to our house and we very well could have woken up to guns to our head,” said Sara Hayward, the owner of the stolen vehicle.

Brown County deputies used their squad cars to keep the vehicle from driving off.

Two teens were taken into custody. Investigators say a handgun was discovered in the stolen vehicle.

“There’s a hole in the back passenger side, the window was busted open on the passenger side, that’s where they gained access,” said Hayward.

Two squads and the suspect vehicle were damaged in the chase. Action 2 News witnessed the two damaged squads and suspect vehicle being towed away from the scene.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says a Brown County deputy and one of the suspects suffered minor injuries.

During the incident, a vehicle hit a utility pole and Oconto Electric was called to repair it.

Charges are pending.