Speeds reached 99 mph, the PCSO says
A Saturday night law enforcement pursuit that approached speeds of 100 miles per hour ended in Crookston with the arrest of a North Dakota woman.
It started outside of town, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata at the intersection of Polk County Highway 9 and 300th Ave. SW in Lowell Township. When the deputy pulled behind the vehicle, however, the driver took off and the pursuit began.
The vehicle headed east on Highway 9 toward Crookston city limits. When the vehicle came to the intersection of Highways 9 and 75 at Crookston’s southwest edge, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper initiated spike strips on the vehicle, but the pursuit continued into Crookston until the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Highway 75 and Third Avenue.
Taken into custody at that time was Jeannie Wright, 33, of Burlington, North Dakota. She’s charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, fourth degree DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In all, the pursuit covered four miles from start to finish. No one was hurt.
The Crookston Police Department also assisted.