The Repository: Man pleads guilty to leading pursuits

A man has pleaded guilty to leading Lansing police on two high speed chases, according to a prosecution official.

William H. Wigley is scheduled to be sentenced next month. He’s pleaded guilty to two counts of felony fleeing and eluding police and two counts of driving while a habitual violator, according to Assistant County Attorney Adam Zentner.

The pursuits occurred Jan. 12, 2011, and March 9, 2011. Cars reached speeds of nearly 100 mph through populated areas of Leavenworth County.

Wigley ran red lights, veered into oncoming traffic and came within inches of striking a person who was walking across a street, according to Zentner.

Officers ended their pursuits as Wigley’s driving became increasingly erratic and dangerous, according to Zentner.

He later was apprehended by officers.

Wigley’s driver’s license has been revoked since 2008 when he was declared to be a habitual violator.

He faces up to four years in prison, according to Zentner.

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