Sheboygan High-Speed Chase Started because of Seat Belt

SHEBOYGAN – A 33-year-old Sheboygan man is facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges after he led police and sheriff’s deputies on a 120-mph chase through parts of Sheboygan.

The deputy who initiated the chase just wanted to pull him over for a seatbelt violation.

Travis L. Mojeck is now facing felony charges for attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer; and first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He’s also facing misdemeanor charges for second-offense OWI; second-offense operating a vehicle while revoked; and for obstructing an officer.

According to a complaint:

A Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol around 6:41 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of County Highway J and State Highway 42, just outside the city of Sheboygan, when he noticed the driver of a gray Pontiac G6 wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The deputy started a pursuit and turned on his lights and sirens as the Pontiac entered the city.

A deputy following the vehicle reported his own speedometer read 70 mph in a 25-mph zone. Later, the deputy reported his own speed was 90 mph, and that the Pontiac eventually topped out at an estimated 120 mph. Eventually, a city police vehicle also joined the pursuit.

The driver, whom officers identified as Mojeck from an ID in his wallet, said he’d taken meth about seven hours earlier. When a deputy told him he was only trying to stop him for a seatbelt violation, Mojeck said he thought he had a warrant, which was why he fled.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *