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Suspect faces charges for high-speed chase, collision

WILLMAR -- The suspect alleged to have crashed into a Willmar residence during a high-speed chase made her first court appearance Friday. Bryanna Joy Wells, 24, of Willmar, faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a...

WILLMAR - The suspect alleged to have crashed into a Willmar residence during a high-speed chase made her first court appearance Friday.
Bryanna Joy Wells, 24, of Willmar, faces a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
She was given the option Friday to be released on her own recognizance or post $25,000 bail with conditions. A second court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 24.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, a Willmar police officer tried to stop Wells at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday for allegedly driving 75 miles per hour in a 45 mph-zone near the 700 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast.
Wells refused to stop and continued west on Litchfield Avenue in her 1995 Saturn. Her vehicle swerved back and forth and crossed over the center line and into oncoming traffic at one point during the chase, the complaint states.
When Wells attempted to turn left onto Sixth Street Southeast, her vehicle went over the embankment and crashed into a tree and an attached porch of a residence.
The collision caused extensive damage to the property, the criminal complaint states.
Wells was allegedly combative while being arrested, and it was later determined that she was under the influence of alcohol.

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