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St. Cloud man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing Stearns Co. deputies

ROCKVILLE -- A 50-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open container and possession of an uncased firearm in a motor vehicle after he allegedly attempted to run from deputies on snowmobiles Saturday.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, two deputes were on patrol in the Rockville area on snowmobiles around 6 p.m. Saturday and noticed a vehicle operating erratically. They approached and the vehicle drove off. The deputies pursued with lights and sirens activated.

Other deputies arrived in squad cars and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Alan Scott Benson, was arrested and is being held in the Stearns County Jail. His vehicle was also impounded for possible forfeiture proceedings.