Tracking A Car In Wisconsin!
Vehicle tracking technology is used by companies all throughout the state of Wisconsin to help those businesses track employee driving and protect automotive assets from theft. This is because you never really know if an employee is doing what they are supposed to be doing while working out in the field, or if a company vehicle is going to be stolen. Unfortunately, that exact situation happened when a man from Racine stole a Dodge Caravan, driving the stolen vehicle at speeds in excess of 105mph. The Racine man even tried to evade Wisconsin police before crashing the automobile which resulted in a passenger being critically hurt.
The man involved in the automotive theft, Traevon Leavell, is now facing a lengthy prison sentence for his joyride. According to police authorities, Leavell will face criminal charges from grand theft auto to attempting to flee from an officer, among other charges that could see the Racine man spend upwards of 4.5 years in jail. Kenosha police authorities stated that the stolen van was equipped with a GPS tracking device that reported real time coordinates to sheriffs in the area, allowing police to track Leavell. When police were able to catch up with the auto thief via help from live GPS tracking coordinates, Leavell refused to pull the van over and instead proceeded to accelerate away from the police. At that point, the chase was on and was on at speeds over 100mph!
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Documents related to the case state that Leavell made an attempt to swerve around a police squad car but ended up losing control of the van, striking a vehicle. Both vehicles were then pushed into a nearby median wall. The stolen van was then turned over, coming to a crashing stop. The passenger in the vehicle, a 15-year-old male, had to be transported to a local hospital via airlift due to the severity of the injures received from the crash.
The biggest irony of the story is that when reporters asked the car thief why he fled from police, Leavell stated he fled because he did not want to end up in jail. Unfortunately, thanks in large part to the help of a car tracker used by police, Leavell will be spending a very long time in prison.
Matthew is a freelance writer who is passionate about technology, music, photography, and decentralized finance.