Clay County vehicle pursuit leads to crash on I-94

Courtesy of: Clay County Sheriff Department
Courtesy of: Clay County Sheriff Department

(Clay County, MN) -- Clay County Deputies participated in a high speed chase on Wednesday after a vehicle fled a traffic stop on I-94.

Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Jess Miller near mile marker 27, just east of Barnesville. The report says deputies stopped the vehicle because of speeding, a suspended object hanging on a mirror, and the driver possibly having a suspended license. Miller initially pulled over, but fled the scene heading eastbound on I-94. Multiple deputies and officers successfully deployed stop sticks two times, as Miller drove at speeds ranging from 60-100 miles per hour. Eventually, Miller lost control of the vehicle, and it came to a rest against the median cable barriers on I-94 near 34th street. 

Miller was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held at the Clay County Correctional Center for Felony Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Violation of a Harassment Restraining Order, and other traffic violations.

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