Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase In Northern Minnesota

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 08:59 AM

A man from Hibbing is in custody following a police chase that reached into Koochiching County last night.

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the incident started when members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force attempted to arrest a man at a Hibbing gas station, wanted on several felony warrants.

The man fled, leading authorities on a 90 mile chase through Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis Counties that lasted nearly an hour before his vehicle was stopped with the aid of a tire deflation device.

No one was hurt.

The 29-year-old is court today on  charges of 2nd degree assault, fleeing in a motor vehicle and other drug and traffic offences.