Suspect Arrested in High-speed Chase 16 Jan 12

A suspect is in the Kandiyohi County Jail following a high-speed chase early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 12 between Atwater and Kandiyohi.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says the chase began at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday when a deputy on patrol in the city of Atwater spotted a couple of alleged traffic violations by a motorist and began the pursuit out of the city limits on Highway 12.

Authorities say that by the time the deputy caught up, the vehicle reportedly was traveling at a speed in excess of 100 mph. The pursuit continued at speeds upwards of 100 mph for the next three miles on Highway 12, ending on the west edge of the city of Kandiyohi when the vehicle went into a plowed field and stopped.

The 41-year-old driver, of Kandiyohi, was arrested and faces criminal charges.

The driver was not injured.