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Two arrested after 108 mph chase in Kandiyohi Co.

After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar Police arrested a 17-year-old male driver and his 18-year-old male passenger early Friday morning.

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After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar Police arrested a 17-year-old male driver and his 18-year-old male passenger early Friday morning.

Just after 3:30 a.m., an officer first attempted to stop the vehicle, a 2012 Ford pickup truck, for a moving violation near 5th Street Southeast and Willmar Avenue Southeast.

In a news release, Willmar Police Sergeant Dan Erickson said the truck did not stop and “accelerated quickly away.”

The vehicle continued to accelerate on County Road 23, reaching speeds of almost 110 mph and leaving the city of Willmar. In the 6000 block of County Road 23, the vehicle drove northbound into an alfalfa field and became stuck.

That’s when Erickson says the driver fled on foot, while the passenger was apprehended.

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Using spotlights and thermal imaging devices, Willmar Police Officers and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputies made a perimeter of the area. The driver soon surrendered.

In the news release, Erickson said it was discovered that the vehicle was stolen out of Swift County, and that the driver had allegedly “entered a residence and stolen some shoes just before surrendering.”

Both the driver and passenger are facing pending charges.

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