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McGregor man arrested after 30-mile high-speed chase

A 21-year-old McGregor man was arrested Monday after leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase along Minnesota Highway 61 on the North Shore.Rueben Taylor is in Cook County jail, having led the State Patrol on a chase with speeds eclipsing 10...

A 21-year-old McGregor man was arrested Monday after leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase along Minnesota Highway 61 on the North Shore.
Rueben Taylor is in Cook County jail, having led the State Patrol on a chase with speeds eclipsing 100 mph, said Sgt. Neil Dickenson, Northeast region public information officer for the Minnesota State Patrol.
“The trooper spotted him after hearing an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle out of Grand Marais,” Dickenson said.
Taylor was southbound on Highway 61 driving a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer that had been reported stolen when state trooper Michael Kobelinski began his pursuit at around 1:40 p.m.
Dickenson said Kobelinski used a precision immobilization technique to end the chase after roughly 30 miles of pursuit.
“The vehicle went off the road and continued to travel down the ditch area where it was disabled,” Dickenson said.
Taylor was taken to Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center in Grand Marais. After he was medically cleared, he was arrested and taken into custody. He will be charged with theft of a motor vehicle, said a Cook County spokesperson, and additional charges are pending from the State Patrol.
Kobelinski, of Duluth, was not injured, said the State Patrol in a release. The stolen Trailblazer was totaled.

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