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Man flees officers in stolen vehicle at speeds over 90 mph

WILLMAR - A 27-year-old Saint Cloud man is in custody after leading law officers on a high speed chase from Spicer to Willmar in a stolen vehicle after 1 a.m. on Saturday.

WILLMAR – A 27-year-old Saint Cloud man is in custody after leading law officers on a high speed chase from Spicer to Willmar in a stolen vehicle after 1 a.m. on Saturday.

The suspect is in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending charges of fleeing police officers in a motor vehicle, possessing a stolen vehicle, driving inimical to public safety and other driving related offenses.

The incident began as the suspect was southbound on Minnesota Highway 23 in a 2006 Saturn reported to have been stolen in Saint Cloud around 1:10 a.m. Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop the vehicle on the highway in the area of Medayto Avenue.  

It passed a sheriff’s deputy squad at over 70 miles per hour and entered the City of Spicer. Deputies caught up to the vehicle, but it continued south on Highway 23 reaching speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour.

The pursuit continued to the intersection of First Street and Becker Avenue in Willmar. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the curb and stop sign. There were no reported injuries to the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle. There was minor damage to the vehicle. The suspect had been attempting to evade intervention equipment that officers had deployed on the roadway.

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He was taken into custody around 1:50 a.m.

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