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UPDATE: Authorities find the car, still looking for French Island chase suspect

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TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. (WXOW) - Town of Campbell Police release more details on a high-speed chase late Friday morning as they continue to look for the driver.

In a statement from police, the incident began around 10:27 a.m. when a Holmen Police officer tried to stop a white 2003 Acura as it was headed south on Highway 53. The officer was responding to a report that the vehicle was driving erratically.

Instead of pulling over, the Acura sped off at speeds of over 100 mph. Eventually, the car got on to I-90 westbound. The Holmen officer ended the pursuit but continued to follow to see where the driver was headed.

The vehicle left the interstate at Exit 2 at French Island. Campbell Police soon located the vehicle and driver. Again the car didn't stop for authorities.

Another chase began with Campbell, Holmen, and Onalaska officers along with the Wisconsin State Patrol.

At one point, the driver, later identified as Tommy Martin, nearly hit a Holmen officer who was outside his vehicle deploying spike strips. He also nearly hit two other squad cars head-on according to Campbell Police.

At one point, the vehicle drove through a field by Sky Harbour Drive and Lakeshore Drive before breaking through a fence and getting out onto the interstate.

The pursuit was ended by authorities at that point. They lost sight of the vehicle as it headed east on I-90.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the Acura was found abandoned in La Crosse.

Authorities are still looking for Martin, whose last known address was Dodge in Trempealeau County.

Anyone with information on Martin's whereabouts is asked to contact Campbell Police at 608-785-5942.

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