Thorp Man Leads Lincoln Co. Deputy on High Speed Chase

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The report states that while Hempleman did brake, he did not stop at the stop sign at Highway V and Highway H. His vehicle continued through the intersection and crashed at Chase Hill Drive.

A Thorp man is expected to be charged with fleeing an officer, speeding, reckless driving, failing to obey a stop sign, and deviating from the lane of traffic after he's accused of leading a Lincoln County deputy on a high-speed chase.

According to the Lincoln County incident report, Gary Hempleman, 44, passed an officer on Highway 51 near Highway J in Irma doing 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. When the Deputy pulled out to address the speeding violation Hempleman turned onto Highway V and sped up. The reports states that while Hempleman did brake, he did not stop at the stop sign at Highway V and Highway H. His vehicle continued through the intersection and crashed at Chase Hill Drive.

Hempleman is schedule to be in court Monday for a bond hearing.


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