A high-speed chase involving an allegedly drunk driver ended in a rather scary crash on Highway 41 in Milwaukee, WI in the wee hours of Monday morning. The driver of the Ford Taurus, 40-year-old Kevin Hutchins, hit speeds of up to 109 miles per hour, with three police cars in pursuit.

It looks like Hutchins tried to pull a fast one on officers, heading for an exit and then changing lanes at the last minute. But he seemed to have miscalculated the point of no return, and had a head-on impact with a concrete divider. The resulting impact sent the car airborne - this is where it gets really scary - and right into the windshield of a pursuing police cruiser.

The deputy behind the wheel suffered a broken foot, as well as back and neck pain and an airbag burn, according to the local Fox affiliate. As for the driver, after the crash he remained "belligerent and verbally abusive" with officers and first responders. While being treated, he also scratched a nurse at a local hospital, drawing blood. Hutchins faces charges of operating while intoxicated, reckless endangering of safety, fleeing from an officer, battery to an emergency medical care provider and resisting and obstructing. He faces 32 years in prison if convicted. Scroll down for the dashcam video.


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      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      He obviously tried to loose the cop following him by making a last minute turn. He just turn one second too late. Even if he had made it though, he would have still been followed by the other two cops further back.
      lordedardstark1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Impulse = Force x time.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      32 year sentence, that comes out to around 7 months plus probation in the real world, right?
      Radwon
      • 1 Year Ago
      "But it always works in the movies...WTF?"
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Weird, my '97 Sable would do 112 MPH.
        onewayroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        Both Vulcan and Duratec were limited to 112 mph
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        You guys are funny!
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @audisp0rta4
          Yeah! People who talk about cars on a car blog! SO FUNNY!
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        By the looks of those wheel covers, I'm betting it was the Vulcan. My Sable was a GS and had the Vulcan as well.
        The_Zachalope
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        Depends on whether he had the Vulcan or Duratec engine.
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        I always wondered what the car would do without a limiter. It wasn't even close to being maxed out at 112 MPH. A few days ago I bought a '95 Taurus Vulcan on the cheap to use as a beater for work. I don't think that generation had limiters, well, my old '93 I had years ago didn't but the speedometer only went to 85 LOL.
          wilkegm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @john96xlt
          I had an 89 with the Vulcan, and it go WELL past 110. It only had an 85mph speedo, but but the tach climbed to 4 grand in OD for me. It did an indicated 60 at 2000rpm. Good aerodynamics, I suppose.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cops will never learn, you chase they run and innocent people get killed...it's just not worth it in the end.
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        @groingo
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        lordedardstark1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Except if the persons reason for running is that he's toting AK's. Derr
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Right, since drunk driver don't kill people when they're not being chased by police. Oh wait, they do. Lets just let the drunks drive in peace. The sober driver should be attentive enough to be on the look out for drunks, right?
      Mel @ aWingThing.COm
      Wow, our drunk driving has made it all the way to Autoblog. Yay WI!
      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      So here is a question. would he have made it home safe if the cops not have chased him? I sometimes wonder if I a cop spotted a drunk driver wouldn't be more cost effective to give them a police escort home? No need to spend more tax dollars on the jailer, paperwork, food, water cloths, court cost, the judge. I say just follow them and insure they get home safe and follow up with them in morning with a ticket and suspension of their license.
        brucec039
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car czar
        I bet you like to drink and drive, don't cha?
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car czar
        That's a great joke, except you forgot the punch-line.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car czar
        You can't be that stupid, can you? What happens when in the course of the officer following the person they cross the line and hit someone head on killing them. Have fun explaining why the officer was just following the person instead of getting them off the road. Most drunks also don't engage in high speed pursuits either and actually pull over. Then you have all the people who keep getting DUI's over and over again. You're not going to do much to try and reduce the number of people doing it if you make the consequences LESS severe. I don't drive if I'm drunk. It's simple as that. Everyone has to follow that rule. Stop making excuses for people who choose not to.
        b.rn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car czar
        This particular guy was more than just drunk. He was combative after caught, even with the nurse. He's probably dangerous when sober.
      chirowolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dam Ford Taurus and your cursed under steer.
      scott3
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sad people today lack personal responsibility and do things like this. The cops are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they chase they run the risk of an accident and if they do not try to stop these people they figure they just got away with it and will do it again. If not stopped they will in time crash and either kill or injure someone anyways cop chase or not. To me killing or injuring someone drunk with a car is no different than holding a gun to a innocent persons head. Having lived through a Cell Phone drivers who ran me off the road they are no better on my list. I was just grateful that I only ended up with cuts and burns but still able to go home to my wife and son. The way I see cops need to use good judgment but they can not just let these idiots go every time. If they let one go then they kill someone they still catch hell.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes getting a DUI is a really crappy situation, but as soon as this guy ran, he made it x1000 times worse for himself. I understand when 17 year old drunk kids try to run from cops because they're scared of parents' reaction, but when a 40 year duder runs that means he's stupid and angry at the world that his life didn't work out.
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