POLK COUNTY, Wis. - The man accused of throwing a metal vise through a war veteran's windshield in Bloomington now stands charged with DWI in northwest Wisconsin, after leading police on a high speed chase Sunday night.
St. Croix Falls police say 39-year-old Gerret Parks of Bloomington resisted arrest after they were finally able to pull him over. Officers say speeds reached an estimated at 80 miles per hour during the chase.
The Polk County Clerk of Courts office says Parks was charged with DWI, fleeing from an officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest.
This weekend's incident comes after Parks was arrested Friday in connection with a recent incident in Bloomington where Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jonathan Stacke of the Army National Guard was struck in the face by a metal vise thrown through the windshield of his moving car. Stacke lost six teeth and suffered a broken jaw, and was forced to undergo several surgeries.
To be clear, Parks has not yet been charged in the Bloomington incident. A spokesman for the Hennepin County Attorney's office says they have the case, and that charges are anticipated Tuesday.
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