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Incident Report for Case #2014-172402

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

06/04/2014 - 2:08 AM


322 W. Gorham St. (Madhatter Bar)


Leovardo Ramirez-Arismendi, age 28, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Eluding, and cited for Operating without Required Lamp Lighted, Violate Red Traffic Signal and Operate without Valid License.


Early Wednesday morning, the MPD did not get their man. That's because he sped off on S. Park St. at an estimated 70 mph, running red lights, and operating - at least for awhile - without his headlights on. Officers had begun to chase the suspect, but the pursuit was terminated because it was deemed to be potentially dangerous.

Police were trying to stop the suspect for starting a fight with bouncers at the Madhatter Bar, 322 W. Gorham St.  Staff members said the patron became belligerent after they tried to kick him out at bar time. They were able to get him outside after he pushed and charged at one of the bouncers.

He was inside his car as officers arrived. They tried to speak with him, but he took off, and then he came back, the very next night, to the scene of the crime.

He returned to the Madhatter Bar, around midnight, to drink some beer. Bar staff quickly notified police of his presence. He tried to head-butt officers, but they were able to remove him from the bar, and take him to jail.


Released 06/05/2014 at 10:31 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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