A vehicle chase that ended in Edina resulted in the driver being taken into custody as another suspect evaded capture Oct. 6.
According to Edina Police, the chase began on Highway 52 near Zumbrota around 10:40 p.m. Law enforcement attempted to stop a suspected impaired driver, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, but the suspect fled in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
The chase entered Edina around 11:15 p.m., ending near Highway 62 and Highway 100 when the state patrol conducted a PIT maneuver, or pursuit intervention technique, Edina Police stated.
The vehicle’s occupants then fled on foot into a nearby neighborhood. The driver hid underneath a patio but was apprehended with the help of an Edina K-9, according to the state patrol. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with minor injuries resulting from a dog bite.
Although the other suspect still at large the morning of Oct. 8, Edina Police did not believe there was a threat to the public. No weapons were used by law enforcement or the subjects being pursued, according to the state patrol.
According to the state agency, after law enforcement made initial contact with the SUV near Zumbrota, the ground pursuit was called off as a state patrol helicopter followed the vehicle. The vehicle sustained two flat tires that resulted from tire deflating devices deployed in the pursuit, the state patrol added.
The driver was booked in Hennepin County Jail for fleeing police in a motor vehicle and suspicion of driving while impaired. He refused to give his name as officers continued working to positively identify him, according to the state patrol. They were also working to identify the passenger who evaded custody.
In addition to the state patrol and Edina Police Department, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and Cannon Falls Police Department were also involved in the pursuit.
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