At about 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, Stevens County Dispatch received a report of a driving complaint on a vehicle that was traveling into oncoming traffic east of the Highway 59/Highway 28 intersection coming towards Morris.

A Morris police officer located a vehicle matching the description on the side of the road near that intersection. When contact was made, it was determined that the driver had an outstanding arrest warrant from Richland County, North Dakota.

After the driver was instructed that they were under arrest for the warrant, they proceeded to drive away from the officer, disobeying commands to stop. A pursuit ensued eastbound on Highway 28, and a Stevens County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to assist in the pursuit.

During the chase, the driver continued to throw personal property out of the vehicle as speeds increased to 90 miles per hour. The pursuit continued north on County Road 1 into Grant County, when the fleeing vehicle went into the ditch. The driver was then apprehended.

The case is pending further investigation.


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